The rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk for the heavyweight championship will take place in Saudi Arabia. Usyk will be challenging Joshua for the title.
The contest will take place at the Jeddah Super Dome, which holds the record for being the biggest dome stadium in the world. The dome’s height of 46 meters, diameter of 220 meters, and total surface area of 34,636 square meters helped to make it a well-known landmark.
Around 30,000 people are able to be seated inside of the Jeddah Super Dome, and there is parking for 5,200 vehicles.
The location has served as a host for 23 different events in the past. Concerts and a car display were two of the activities that were offered.
Hearn made the following statement “Boxing is not comparable to golf, which is a question we get asked very often.
The fighters would have prevailed in this fight if it had taken place in Tottenham, which is located in London. However, there is more! The team representing Usyk decided against flying to London since there were alternative options that may have cost four or five times as much.
Hearn continued by saying, “This is an interesting subject.” “The PGA Tour is something that I’ve been keeping an eye on. Today isn’t a golf day.”
It was Hearn’s responsibility to ensure that these veterans depart the game with enough money to contribute to the education of the upcoming generation.
Why is it in Saudi Arabia?
One of the most anticipated fights in recent years is the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk. Because of the phenomenal performance the Ukrainian put on in the first fight between them, which took place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and resulted in him winning the WBA, IBO, and WBO crowns.
When they first encountered each other, Usyk was a monstrous creature. He moved briskly and deftly while on his feet. In Joshua’s garden, he was the undisputed master. An incredible bout was just given by a boxer of world-class caliber.
In the rematch of the first bout, it will be fascinating to see how Joshua adapts his tactics to the new circumstances. On the other hand, it is not obvious whether Usyk is just superior to Joshua in their respective games. It is expected that tens of millions of people from all over the world will congregate in order to see the boxing match that will take place between two of the finest fighters in the world.
The conflict will go down in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on the 20th of August in the year 2022.
There are a number of compelling arguments in favor of the conflict taking place in Saudi Arabia. Because of the ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia, it would be difficult to organize a match to take place in Ukraine.
Joshua was permitted to fight in his own country for the first leg of the match; thus, Usyk had the opportunity to do the same, but Saudi Arabia declined.
Fans are already discussing it, and they are doing so because of worries over human rights in Saudi Arabia. Neither of the boxers, however, has spoken on this subject as of yet.
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Usyk believes that if given the opportunity, Kiev would have been an excellent choice for the hosting city of the event. When asked why anything like this could not happen, the Ukrainian fighter was at a loss for an answer.
This battle will be fought again and over again in people’s memories, no matter the outcome. We are counting down the days till August is finished.