Sky Sports Box Office has officially outbid DAZN for the rights to show the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.
Earlier this month, a number of British outlets reported that Sky Sports secured the rights for the anticipated fight, despite Joshua walking out on the broadcaster a month prior. Sky made the official announcement early Wednesday morning on Twitter.
BREAKING! Anthony Joshua’s crucial rematch against Oleksandr Usyk will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office 🔥 📺
Roll on August 20 🍿 pic.twitter.com/N9cZCIafEq
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) July 27, 2022
Joshua left Sky Sports for DAZN on June 13. The former unified world champion signed his new deal for five years, 10 fights and is potentially worth about $100 million.
Sky Sports aired all of Joshua’s pro fights while his promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, was with them for nine years.
Joshua’s shocking loss to Usyk was broadcasted on Sky Sports in September 2021.
Now with a new broadcaster and head trainer – Robert Garcia – Joshua seeks to avenge his loss and regain the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles. If he wins, he will become a three-time heavyweight champion.