Anthony Joshua's Oleksandr Usyk rematch to be shown on Sky Sports despite DAZN deal

Despite signing a deal with DAZN earlier this year, Anthony Joshua's heavyweight rematch against Oleksandr Usyk will be broadcast by Sky Sports.

With just one month to go until Anthony Joshua's rematch against Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk, it's now been confirmed that the heavyweight clash will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office.

Joshua previously was contracted to Sky Sports, who have shown all of his professional fights since he entered the sport in 2012.

The 32-year-old recently signed a big money deal with rival broadcasters DAZN, but their agreement will only come into play after the Usyk rematch on August 20.

The Brit heads to Saudi Arabia looking to reclaim his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles after losing them via a unanimous decision back in September last year.

Joshua has already experienced rematch success in Saudi Arabia when he boxed Andy Ruiz Jr in Diriyah in December 2019, sealing a points victory to regain his world belts.

Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Development for Sky Sports, said: "Sky Sports viewers have enjoyed a long history with AJ, watching his every fight since he turned professional in 2013.

"We also know Oleksandr Usyk very well, having had the last four of the Ukrainian's fights exclusively live on Sky Sports.

"This rematch is a massive occasion with everything on the line and so many questions to be answered. We can't wait to bring it to boxing fans in the UK & Ireland in true Sky Sports fashion with all the build-up it deserves."

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