Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua live results and analysis

Oleksandr Usyk will defend his three world heavyweight titles in a rematch against former champion Anthony Joshua on Saturday at the Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (DAZN, 1:00 p.m. ET, main event scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. ET).

Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), 35, of Ukraine, overcame a cut to his right eyebrow and dominated Joshua last September to earn a unanimous decision victory and capture the WBA, WBO and IBF belts. And he expects to keep her.

“We learned from each other in the first fight, but this is a sequel and the first round on Saturday will be round 13,” Usyk said during a press conference on Wednesday. “We had enough time to study each other. We were born to fight for life, for belts, for everything. If you don’t compete, you don’t win.”

Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs), 32, of England, exercised his contractual right to an immediate rematch and vows to reclaim the championship on Saturday.

“That’s what competition is about, setting goals that I want to achieve and being disciplined enough to pursue them,” Joshua said. “[The belts], they mean something, but that’s all at the end of the goal. It’s not like I’m skipping the process. I’m focused on the process.”


Fight Ongoing: Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Jose Alatorre, 4 rounds, junior welterweights


Results:

Defeated Ramla Ali. Crystal Garcia Nova by KO in the first round
Battle recap follows…


still to come:

  • title fight: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua, 12 rounds for Usyk’s WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles

  • Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhilei Zhang, 12 rounds, IBF heavyweight elimination

  • Callum Smith vs. Mathieu Bauderlique, 12 rounds, WBC light heavyweight eliminator

  • Badou Jack vs. Richard Rivera, 10 rounds, light heavyweights

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Emma Bowman

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