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Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua in awesome shape for rematch

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Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua both look in terrific shape for the upcoming Saudi Arabia heavyweight title rematch.

Both men have undergone a lengthy camp that put them in optimal condition to compete.

Oleksandr Usyk muscle

Usyk has piled on muscle as he acclimatizes to the top division. Joshua is boasting his usual unbelievable physique.

Unified champion Usyk will put his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles up against Joshua this Saturday night. Both will also compete for The Ring Magazine belt vacated by Tyson Fury.

Usyk vs Joshua 2 takes place in the coastal city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

One of the biggest Heavyweight rematches in the history of the sport, Usyk vs. Joshua 2, billed “Rage on the Red Sea,” will take place nearly three years after the historic ‘Clash on the Dunes.’

Joshua won the event at the Diriyah Arena, reclaiming his crowns against Andy Ruiz Jr.

Usyk vs Joshua 2 undercard

Avoided Croatian Heavyweight star Filip Hrgovic meets China’s undefeated Zhilei Zhang in a Final Eliminator for the IBF Heavyweight World Title.

Liverpool’s Callum Smith returns to the scene of his finest moment. He stopped British rival George Groves in seven rounds at the King Abdullah Sports City Arena in September 2018. Smith was crowned the WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion and the World Boxing Super Series Muhammad Ali Trophy winner.

Now campaigning at light-heavyweight, where he is ranked as the No.1 contender with the WBC, ‘Mundo’ will face France’s reigning European Champion and No.2 ranked WBC 175lbs contender Mathieu Bauderlique. It’s a Final Eliminator for the title currently held by Artur Beterbiev.

In a huge moment for women’s boxing, Somali-British prospect Ramla Ali becomes the first female boxer to feature in an official international event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She clashes with Crystal Garcia Nova in an eight-round super-bantamweight contest.

Former two-weight World Champion Badou Jack fights Richard Rivera in a ten-round Cruiserweight contest.

Andrew Tabiti and James Wilson collide in an eight-round heavyweight contest.

There’s also action for Ukrainian Daniel Lapin as he continues his education in the paid code against Slovakia’s Jozef Jurko.

Also, super-lightweight prospect Ziyad Almaayouf faces Mexico’s Jose Alatorre (0-1).

Finally, just added in a late boost to the card is British Olympian, Ben Whittaker.

All the action from Jeddah is live on DAZN worldwide and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and Ireland.

Ukraine coverage is free and brought to his people by Usyk himself.

WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews and Twitter @worldboxingnews.