Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua continues his quest to turn into undisputed heavyweight champion by placing his WBA (Tremendous), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles on the road towards former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on September 25.
Joshua anticipated to have his long-awaited showdown with WBC champion Tyson Fury to find out an undisputed champion. Nonetheless, an arbitrator dominated in favor of Deontay Wilder to get his third combat with Fury earlier than Joshua may. As an alternative of ready to see the result, Joshua determined to step into the ring with a harmful opponent within the type of WBO No. 1 contender Usyk.
The undefeated Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) is a extremely embellished champion that captured Olympic gold in 2012, turned professional a 12 months later and have become the fourth male boxer in historical past to concurrently maintain the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF titles. He is at present ranked on a number of pound-for-pound lists. After changing into the undisputed cruiserweight champion in 2018, Usyk made the bounce to heavyweight and has victories over Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora.
However Usyk’s subsequent heavyweight combat will definitely be his hardest towards a fellow 2012 Olympic gold medalist who occurs to be among the best heavyweights on this planet.
Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) is coming off of a devastating knockout of Kubrat Pulev final December and can maintain a big peak, attain and energy benefit over Usyk. Acknowledged as among the best finishers in boxing, Joshua will purpose so as to add one other identify to his spectacular resume as he awaits his alternative to carry all 4 heavyweight belts.
Here is what you’ll want to learn about Joshua vs. Usyk, together with the beginning time, value and up to date betting odds.
When is Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk?
- Date: Sept. 25
- Begin time: 1 p.m. ET
- Joshua vs. Usyk: 5 p.m. ET (approximate)
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
Anthony Joshua returns to the squared circle on Sept. 25, stay from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. It’s fighters’ first bout within the stadium.
Joshua final fought in December and scored a ninth-round knockout towards Kubrat Pulev whereas Usyk is returning to the ring for the primary time since final October when he defeated Derek Chisora by unanimous determination.
The published begin time of the cardboard is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, with Joshua and Usyk anticipated to make their ring walks about 5 p.m. ET, though the precise time is dependent upon the size of the sooner bouts.
Joshua vs. Usyk stay stream: How one can watch the combat
For these in the US and Canada, Joshua’s combat shall be held stay on DAZN on Sept. 25.
DAZN is a streaming service that’s obtainable on cell units, TV streaming units and many good TVs, alongside with net browsers.
How a lot does Joshua vs. Usyk value?
The combat could be streamed on DAZN, which has a subscription value of $19.99 per thirty days or $99.99 for the 12 months. (In Canada, a month-to-month subscription is $20 CAD and an annual subscription is $150 CAD.) The Joshua vs. Usyk combat is included within the subscription with no further value. DAZN’s viewing package deal consists of stay fights, on demand content material and future bouts.
The place is Anthony Joshua’s combat?
Joshua fights for the primary time as knowledgeable on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.
All of Joshua’s fights have taken place within the UK outdoors of his fights with Andy Ruiz: the primary combat occurred at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis, whereas the follow-up bout occurred in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Joshua vs. Usyk betting odds
In keeping with FanDuel, Joshua is the favourite at -280, which implies it would take a wager of $280 to see a revenue of $100. The previous undisputed cruiserweight champion at present sits as a +205 underdog, regardless of being undefeated. However with solely two heavyweight fights in his profession, oddsmakers see Usyk as a virtually two-to-one underdog. A $100 wager on Usyk would return a $205 revenue.
Anthony Joshua profession file, bio
- Nationality: English
- Peak: 6-6
- Attain: 82″
- Document: 24-1, 22 KOs
Oleksandr Usyk profession file, bio
- Nationality: Ukrainian
- Peak: 6-3
- Attain: 78″
- Document: 18-0, 13 KOs
Joshua vs. Usyk card
- Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk – WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Titles
- Lawrence Okolie vs. Dilan Prasovic – WBO World Cruiserweight Title
- Campbell Hatton vs. Sonni Martinez
- Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo
- Maxim Prodan vs. Florian Marku – IBF Worldwide Welterweight Title
- Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov – WBA Intercontinental Title.
WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Lawrence Okolie (16-0, 13 KOs) places his World Title on the road for the primary time towards his Necessary Challenger Dilan Prasovic (15-0, 12 KOs) following his crushing sixth spherical stoppage of Krzysztof Glowacki at The SSE Enviornment, Wembley again in March. By successful a World Title in simply his sixteenth combat, the unbeaten 28-year-old from Hackney nicknamed ‘The Sauce’ emulated fellow Brits Tony Bellew, David Haye, Enzo Maccarinelli, Johnny Nelson and Carl Thompson who all beforehand held world crowns within the 200lb class.
Montenegro’s Prasovic, a former WBO Cruiserweight Youth World Champion, sits at No.1 on this planet with the governing physique having gained all fifteen of his fights since turning skilled in October 2014, with twelve of these wins coming by the use of knockout.
Former WBA Tremendous-Middleweight World Champion Callum Smith (27-1, 19 KOs) makes his extremely anticipated ring return up at Gentle-Heavyweight towards the Dominican Republic’ Lenin Castillo (21-3-1, 16 KOs) after his factors loss to Mexican celebrity Canelo Alvarez out in Texas final December.
Manchester Light-weight prospect Campbell Hatton (3-0) continues his schooling within the skilled ranks when he takes on Sonni Martinez.
‘The Albanian King’ Florian Marku (8-0-1, 6 KOs) seems to be to construct on his spectacular stoppage win over Rylan Charlton on the Joshua vs. Pulev undercard final December as he challenges Milan’s Maxim Prodan (19-0-1, 15 KOs) for the IBF Worldwide Welterweight Title and unbeaten Chicago Middleweight Christopher Ousley (12-0, 9 KOs) meets Russia’s Khasan Baysangurov (21-1, 11 KOs) for the WBA Intercontinental Title.