Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua II Weigh-in: Usyk 221 ½, Joshua 244 ½

Oleksandr Usyk has dispelled rumors that he would come in significantly heavier for his rematch with Anthony Joshua.

Early reports stated the two-division and reigning unified heavyweight champ could tip the scales as high as 238-pounds. Instead, Ukraine's Usyk came in at 221 ½ pounds, nearly identical to his weight for his win over Joshua last year. England's former two-time heavyweight titleholder was 244 ½ pounds, four pounds heavier than his weight of 240 pounds for their first bout last September as he vies to become a three-time champion.

The highly-anticipated rematch has three of the four heavyweight titles on the line, with the WBA/WBO/IBF straps at stake in their scheduled 12-round main event, which will air live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in the United States and elsewhere around the world. U.S. fans who don't have an active DAZN subscription can also watch the fight on PPV.com, for a one-time fee of $49.99.

Both fighters, each 2012 Olympic gold medalists, will box for the first time since their 12-round contest last September at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London. Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) outboxed and outwitted Joshua to win a clear unanimous decision en route to becoming a two-division world champion.

The rematch was delayed for several months when Usyk, along with good friend and former three-division world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, joined a Ukrainian defense battalion at the commencement of the ongoing war with Russia. The 35-year-old southpaw was granted permission to step down from his post on March 22 to resume his boxing career.

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