ANTHONY JOSHUA’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk is reportedly set to take place at the Jeddah Super Dome in Saudi Arabia.
Sky Sports claim AJ will return to the Middle East to regain the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles.
A date for Joshua vs Usyk 2 has yet to be set.
However, organizers expect it to take place on July 23, despite fears it could be pushed back to August.
And the 40,000-seat Jeddah Super Dome is the “preferred” setting for the mega-battle.
It is the largest geodesic dome in the world that stands without pillars as it only opened a year ago.
And wrestling fans were treated to its splendor when the Jeddah Super Dome hosted the WWE Elimination Chamber in February.
The fight will see Joshua return to Saudi Arabia two and a half years after his successful rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr.
AJ regained his belts after losing to the Mexican-American ace in New York.
His first Saudi experience was at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Turaif in Riyadh.
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And promoter Eddie Hearn reckons Joshua will triumph again after enlisting the help of renowned coach Robert Garcia.
Hearn said, “I’ll tell you now, AJ KOs Usyk within six rounds.
“I appreciate Usyk but I believe in Anthony Joshua and I believe he will do it right in the rematch, I really do.
“If there is [a delay]you say two weeks for no other reason than time and making sure we can promote the fight in the right way.
“The fight is happening, the fight is agreed on the location, and both sides have agreed on the deal.
“It has probably taken 10 days longer than we wanted and without giving a date all I can tell you is that we are finalizing the last bits of paperwork and everything is agreed.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5471468/anthony-joshua-oleksandr-usyk-saudi-arabia-jeddah-super-dome/ Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk II meets Jeddah Super Dome as the Brit looks to win titles in Saudi Arabia for a second time