Expect an incredible thriller as ANTHONY JOSHUA takes on Oleksandr Usyk in a thrilling rematch TOMORROW NIGHT.
Usyk had misled everyone into thinking he would weigh in up to a STONE heavier this time, but he really came in at 15st 11lbs, which is pretty much the same as the weight he was at for the first bout, while AJ is 4lbs higher at 17st 6lbs than he was last year.
Joshua, 32, hopes to retake his place at the top of the heavyweight division to mark the 10th anniversary of his London Olympic gold medal by winning their rematch after Joshua lost their first fight a year ago.
Even setting up a long-awaited battle with Tyson Fury may be part of that.
There has been a lot of uncertainty around the future of this big-budget heavyweight film.
Both in May and July, AJ and his Ukrainian opponent have their highly anticipated fight postponed TWICE.
The planning of the rematch was impacted by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Usyk, 35, travelled back to his own country earlier this month to take part in the conflict with Russia, which started in February.
But now that he’s in preparation for the biggest fight of his life, the official start time has been made public.
In front of 70,000 spectators at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September, Usyk defeated Joshua and basically outclassed him to capture the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO world belts.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, however, claimed to The Sun that his client is “baffled” by the strategies employed last time, and he hinted at a shift in strategy for the rematch.
He said, “He finally seems to be perplexed as to why he fought in that way, according to our conversation the other night.
“He believed for a very long time that even after losing, he could still defeat Usyk in that manner. Why fight like that, though, when you don’t have to?