EXCLUSIVE: Prince Naseem Hamed makes a rare appearance in new promo video for Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk as the heavyweight rivals face-off in Saudi Arabia ahead of their huge £100MILLION rematch
- The footage featuring Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk was filmed in June
- Prince Naseem Hamed made a rare appearance to deliver only line in the video
- Joshua and Usyk will rematch at the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium on Aug 20
- AJ and Usyk set for career high payday thanks to £65million site fee and more
The Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch is just over two weeks away and a new promotional video has dropped to get pulses racing for the unified heavyweight title showdown.
Rage on the Red Sea goes down on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and back when the fight was announced in June, both fighters headed out the city to film some promotional content.
Sportsmail has the footage from the content filmed that also features a cameo from British boxing legend and former featherweight champion, Prince Naseem Hamed.
Prince Naseem Hamed has rarely made public appearances since retiring in 20 years ago
Oleksandr Usyk seen working hard in the promo video as he tries to keep his heavyweight belts
Anthony Joshua looks all business as he trains around Jeddah before meeting Usyk in the ring
The 48-year-old says: ‘It’s all going down in Jeddah,’ seemingly in Arabic.
Joshua and Usyk are seen training in the video, putting in work while showcasing the backdrop of Jeddah.
This also features Joshua shadowboxing in and running the stairs in the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, the 62,345-seater venue where the fight will go down.
The video also features footage of Usyk’s victory over Joshua last September being played on smaller TVs.
The pair meet inside the ring at the end of the video in front of some excited local men and women, but the ring is old and outside in a rundown area.
That’s a far cry from the sea of humanity that will fill the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium. The venue opened in 2014 and has held two major WWE pay-per-views as well as football in he past.
Usyk was meant to compete there in 2018, but an injury prevented that from happening.
Joshua was seen working out in the 62,345-seater King Abdullah Sport City Stadium in Jeddah
Prince Nas sat with local men and women clutching Usyk’s belts towards the end of the video
Hamed delivered the only line of the video before both Usyk and Joshua came face-to-face
Usyk and Joshua will stand across the ring from each other for real on August 20 in Jeddah
Anthony Joshua after respect ‘as a person’ after Usyk II
The winner of this clash will be in the driving seat to face WBC champion Tyson Fury in an undisputed heavyweight title fight.
The Gypsy King announced his retirement after defeating Dillian Whyte at Wembley back in April, but he is still yet to vacate the WBC belt leading many to believe he’s waiting to see the outcome of Joshua vs Usyk II first.
Whether Joshua does indeed go on and become a three-time world champion or not, the Watford-born star believes he deserves more respect.
“I feel like I’m not getting looked at as someone who is a dominant heavyweight in the division.
“Anthony Joshua, look in the mirror, yeah, that’s me, the guy, ego and that. This big Anthony Joshua goes and wins becomes three-time. I’m going to dash these belts because you’ve got to learn to respect me as a person. I’m tired, I don’t want to be respected because of the belts I hold, I want to be respected because of the man you see.”
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