Anthony Joshua will face off Oleksandr Usyk for four heavyweight belts at the Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Ring walks for the main event are expected to start around 5:30 PM ET depending on how the other cards play out.
Oleksandr Usyk will defend the belts he took off the heavy-hitting Anthony Joshua last September — the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles — in this much-hyped rematch. Both fighters have made changes in strategy and approach heading into this fight (with Usyk bulking up an extra 33 lbs) and it’ll be interesting to see how it all pans out.
DAZN will broadcast the fight in more than 190 countries. You can watch fights on DAZN by purchasing a subscription, which starts at $19.99/month in the USA & varies across different countries.
But, another way have to watch Usyk vs. Joshua 2 for free! All you need is a VPN to change your location and IP address to Ukraine. Read on to learn how you can do this.
- 1 How to Watch Usyk vs. Joshua 2 for Free
- 2 Joshua vs. Usyk 2: Other Official Ways to Watch
- 3 Unlicensed Usyk vs. Joshua 2 Live Streams
- 4 Can I Use a Free VPN to Watch Joshua vs Usyk 2?
- 5 Joshua vs. Usyk 2: Preview
- 6 Scheduled Bouts
How to Watch Usyk vs. Joshua 2 for Free
The rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk takes place against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a tribute to his countrymen, Oleksandr Usyk has secured rights to broadcast the fight for free in Ukraine. The event will be streamed on Usyk’s YouTube channel and local streaming service Megogo.
As a result, the Joshua vs. Usyk fight can also be viewed for free using a VPN. A VPN encrypts your internet traffic and changes your IP address. With premium VPNs, like ExpressVPN, you can choose from different server locations around the world.
To sites on the internet, it will seem as if you’re accessing the internet from the country where the chosen server is located. In our case, that country is Ukraine.
Now let’s go over the steps involved in setting up a VPN to watch Joshua vs. Usyk 2 for free.
Step-by-step guide to streaming Usyk vs. Joshua 2 for free
- Download the VPN app from the provider’s website. ExpressVPN, and most leading VPNs, support Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
- Install the app on your device by following the on-screen instructions.
- Open the app and sign in using the credentials you registered on the provider’s website while purchasing the subscription.
- Connect to a server in Ukraine.
- Navigate to Oleksandr Usyk’s official YouTube channel. A live stream of the event should be viewable on fight night, Saturday, August 20!
- Enjoy the heavyweight matchup of the year for free!
Note: If the YouTube stream doesn’t work, you can try using the Ukrainian-based Megogo streaming service as an alternative. We could sign in using our Google account and watch several free channels. However, we could not tell exactly which channel would broadcast the fight.
Joshua vs. Usyk 2: Other Official Ways to Watch
There’s always a chance that the free streaming options listed above don’t work out. While the reporting around Usyk’s free broadcast is solid, we want to provide our readers with reliable alternatives.
Some of the best ways to stream Joshua vs Usyk 2 around the world are listed below:
DAZN: Official streaming partner for Usyk vs. Joshua 2 in 190 countries
DAZN is the official streaming partner for this fight. DAZN subscribers can view the heavyweight bout in over 190 countries. The costs of a DAZN subscription vary significantly across nations. Unfortunately, the website blocks users who access it using a VPN. As a result, it’s not possible to take advantage of cheaper subscriptions using a VPN.
|COUNTRY||ONLINE BROADCASTER||STREAMING COST|
|United States||DAZN||$19.99 per month|
|Canada||DAZN||19.99 (CA$) per month|
|Germany||DAZN||€24.99 a month ($26 USD)|
|Australia||DAZN||$13.99 AUD ($10 USD)|
|Poland||DAZN||39 zl ($9 USD)|
|Uruguay||DAZN||80 Uruguayan pesos ($2) USD)|
|India||DAZN||INR 69 ($0.91 USD)|
In terms of convenience and HD quality, there’s no better option than DAZN. If you’re a sports fan, especially a boxing enthusiast, then you can watch some great events and plenty of other content on DAZN. Just check the site to see what the price is in your country of residence.
Sky Sports Box Office for the UK
Since the English-born Joshua is limited by current licensing deals back home, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, boxing fans will need access to Sky Sports Box Office. UK customers will need a subscription and will have to pay £26.95 for PPV, while Irish customers will pay a €31.95 fee.
If you’re outside the UK for the fight, you’ll need a VPN to access your home account.
Unlicensed Usyk vs. Joshua 2 Live Streams
While we don’t necessarily recommend it, some sports fans opt to use free sports streaming sites to watch their favorite live events. But beware, these links come from external sources, which means you could wind up on an illegal live stream of the fight, or an unsecured domain.
Visitors to sites like the two below usually use a “no log” VPN to ensure their anonymity and to protect their internet data from hackers and other third parties. That being said, here are two more options below:
BuffStreams: An unlicensed source
As one of the most popular unofficial sports streaming websites, BuffStreams usually shows live coverage of boxing, football, basketball and several other sports.
The site also offers some fun interactive features, such as a free live chat. Most streams are in standard definition, and viewing HD streams requires users to create an account. Most privacy and security-conscious users get themselves a reliable VPN before venturing onto BuffStreams, though.
Stream2Watch: An unofficial option
Stream2Watch is one of the largest sports streaming websites in the world. Viewing live streams does require you to create an account, but most users say it’s worth the hassle as the links are mostly reliable.
However, it’s important to note that the streams hosted on the website are external links, which may lead you to illegal content.
These sites usually have lots of pop-ups and ads as well. Generally, users use a VPN when visiting sports streaming websites like BuffStreams and Streams2Watch, to protect their privacy and online security.
Can I Use a Free VPN to Watch Joshua vs Usyk 2?
There are several reliable free VPNs on the market now. However, the free VPNs remain suitable only for basic browsing and not live sports streaming due to the following reasons:
- Subpar speeds: The streaming speeds and connections on free VPNs are usually much slower than their premium counterparts. Your streams are unlikely to load in high quality and buffering will take a long time as well.
- Data caps and limits: Most free VPNs cap the amount of data that can be used on a daily/monthly basis. These caps, which are usually around 500Mb/day, are not nearly enough to stream an event that’ll last upwards of four hours.
- Servers in Ukraine: To watch Joshua vs. Usyk 2 for free, you’ll need to access a server in Ukraine. Free VPNs offer a limited selection of servers and it’s unlikely that any of these will be located in the country.
Instead of using a free VPN, you can try a premium VPN for free. For example, ExpressVPN provides a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you cancel the subscription within 30 days, the entire subscription amount is refunded. This offer can be used to try out ExpressVPN and determine if it helps stream live sports events.
Joshua vs. Usyk 2: Preview
The “Rage on the Red Sea,” as the Joshua vs. Usyk match is being called, promises to be one of the greatest rematches in boxing history. Usyk outboxed Joshua in the first fight, winning a unanimous decision after 12 rounds. Spectators were surprised that Joshua tried to outpoint his opponent instead of relying on speed and strength to cause damage.
Joshua has changed coaches and adjusted his approach in the build-up to this fight. Usyk also looks to have packed on additional weight to handle the bigger Joshua. The winner will be the undisputed WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. A unification fight with Tyson Fury, who holds the WB title, may also be on the cards.
The fight card is pretty stacked overall, with Filip Hrgovic and Zhilei Zhang facing off for a shot at the IBF heavyweight belt. The bout between Callum Smith and Matheu Bauderlique is considered an eliminator for the light-heavyweight belt.
|Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua||WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles|
|Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhilei Zhang||IBF world heavyweight title eliminator|
|Callum Smith vs. Matheu Bauderlique||WBC light-heavyweight title eliminator|
|Badou Jack vs Richard Rivera||Cruiserweight|
|Ziyad Almaayouf vs Jose Alatorre||Super-lightweight|
|Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova||Super-bantamweight|
|Andrew Tabiti vs James Wilson||Heavyweight|
|Ben Whittaker vs Peter Nosic||Light-heavyweight|
|Daniel Lapin vs Jozef Jurko||Heavyweight|
|Bader Alsamreen vs Fuad Tarverdi||Super-lightweight|
|MoneyKicks vs Traycho Georgiev||Welterweight|