- Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte Run It Back On August 12 At London’s O2 Arena
- Fans Can Watch The Remtch Live On DAZN PPV For A £26.99 Price Point
- Oleksandr Usyk’s Likely Next Opponent Fights On The Joshua vs Whyte Undercard
British Heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte will meet in an explosive rematch eight years on from their thrilling first encounter.
Two-time unified Heavyweight World Champion Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) stopped former World Title challenger Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs) in seven rounds back in 2015.
The pair once again meet in the ‘Lion’s Den’ – London’s O2, this time in a fight for their careers. Neither man can afford to taste defeat in their mid-August encounter or retirement could be on the horizon.
Joshua vs Whyte Date And Location
Joshua vs Whyte 2 will take place on Saturday, August 12 at London’s 17,000-capacity O2 Arena. Tickets for the rematch sold out just hours after going on sale.
The first fight between the pair also sold out the O2 instantly and Joshua has since become a stadium fighter but with the deal for this fight only being completed five weeks out, Joshua-Whyte 2 lands at the same venue.
Joshua vs Whyte PPV Price, TV Channel
DAZN pay-per-view will offer the rematch as a pay-per-view event for £26.95. This is the most expensive PPV in British boxing tied with Fury Chisora 3 and Usyk Joshua 2.
Joshua-Whyte will be the second of four championship boxing PPVs in six weeks following the must-watch undisputed fight between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford on July 29, and before Daniel Dubois’ shot at Oleksandr Usyk‘s three Heavyweight titles now confirmed for Aug 26 and the Sep 2 rematch between Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith.
Joshua vs Whyte Undercard
Joshua vs Whyte PPV Card
IBF Mandatory World Title challenger Filip Hrgovic will clash with Australia’s undefeated contender Demsey McKean.
Hrgovic (15-0, 12 KOs), a Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze medallist, controversially outpointed Zhilei Zhang over twelve gruelling rounds last August.
That win, which was a Final Eliminator for the IBF Heavyweight World Title, has aged gracefully after 2008 Olympic Silver medallist Zhang upset Joe Joyce via a punishing sixth-round stoppage in April.
Queensland’s largely untested McKean (22-0, 14 KO) is trained by Tony Sims at the Matchroom Elite Boxing Gym in Essex.
The Aussie stopped Germany’s Patrick Korte in three rounds to claim the vacant IBF Intercontinental Title last time out in Brisbane. McKean has boxed in Australia, the US and the UK.
Heavyweight Derek Chisora (33-13, 23 KOs) will feature on the show against American Gerald Washington (20-5-1, 13 KOs).
Washington was last seen in action last year when he was stopped by Ali Eren Demirezen in the eighth round – a fight where he was ahead on the judge’s scorecards. Demirezen went on to beat Adam Kownacki in his next fight.
Romford Heavyweight sensation Johnny Fisher (9-0, 8 KOs) fights for his first professional title when he faces off with Harry Armstrong (5-1-1) for the vacant Southern Area Title.
Joshua vs Whyte Before The Bell
Campbell Hatton (12-0, 5 KOs) steps up against domestic opposition as the Mancunian meets Hertfordshire’s Tom Ansell (10-4, 2 KOs) over eight rounds.
Hatton has been bought up gradually allowing ample time for development and with back-to-back stoppage wins, he now takes a slight step up against a man who has recently fought for domestic titles.
Ansell has suffered competitive points defeats to Sajid Abid and Denis Denikajev in the last eighteen months. The pair meet for the English title in September.
Last time out though, the 30-year-old was stopped in a round by Aaron Prospere which has perhaps given Hatton’s handlers some confidence about using Ansell as an opponent.
Maisey Rose Courtney (3-0) will return to action over six rounds at Flyweight and Middleweight prospect George Liddard (3-0) makes a fourth ring appearance.
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