Aleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua
Ukrainian heavyweight Alexander Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) will play against WBA, WBO and IBF British champion Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs). The fight will take place on the night of September 24-25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London (England).
Anthony Joshua – Aleksandr Usyk
Nationality: British – Ukrainian
Age: 31 – 34
Height: 6ft 6 – 6ft 3
Stance: Orthodox – Southpaw
Reach: 82in – 78in
Record: 24-1-0 – 18-0-0
KOs: 22 – 13
Rounds: 112 – 144
Debut: 10/5/2013 – 9/11/2013
We are two Olympic gold medallists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challengesAnthony Joshua
The duel Usyk - Joshua will head the boxing evening of the Matchroom Boxing promotion company.
Initially, the British boxer was supposed to fight with WBC world champion Tyson Fury for the title of undisputed world heavyweight champion. However, the court ordered the "Gypsy King" to hold a third duel with American Deontay Wilder.
Thus, Anthony Joshua agreed to fight with mandatory WBO challenger Alexander Usyk.
According to the British boxer, he expects a tough fight in which everything will depend on the decisions made, not physical data.
The date is set and we are fully locked in. September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put it all on the line again and it’s time to defend my crown.Anthony Joshua
It is noteworthy that a clause on revenge is specified in the boxers' contract, but it will operate only on one condition: if the Ukrainian boxer manages to defeat Joshua. This clause was introduced so that the Briton could avoid failure.
The path will be mastered by the walking oneAlexander Usyk
Alexander Usik spent his last fight in November last year. Then the Ukrainian athlete defeated Briton Derek Chisora on points.
Anthony Joshua in November 2020 had a duel with the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev. The Briton knocked out his opponent in the ninth round and defended his championship belts.