The highly anticipated heavyweight rematch between British-Nigerian Anthony Joshua versus Oleksandr Usyk rematch has begun in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea.
At 10:58 pm, Joshua stepped out of his locker room and began his run-up into the ring clad in all black. The rematch is tagged ‘Rage on the Red Sea’.
The former champion looks extremely trim, relaxed and focused on his goal of reclaiming his WBA, IBF and WBC titles from Ukrainian Usyk, but will know just what a challenge he has in front of him.
Shortly after, the defending champion Usyk walks into the ring wearing a T-shirt with the inscription ‘Colors of Freedom’.
Expectedly, the British anthem comes first for Joshua as both fighters walk around the ring staring each other down. Usyk’s Ukrainian anthem then comes on.
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