Anthony Joshua is about to face Oleksandr Usyk subsequent after his undisputed struggle with Tyson Fury was placed on maintain.
Joshua was anticipated to satisfy Fury to unite the heavyweight titles this summer season however the Gypsy King was ordered to drag out and tackle Deontay Wilder of their trilogy conflict as a substitute.
AJ has now needed to discover a new opponent and is getting ready to tackle harmful WBO necessary challenger Usyk later this 12 months.
‘The Cat’ is unbeaten in his 18 skilled bouts so far and noticed off Derek Chisora final October.
The Ukrainan will pose a vastly robust check for Joshua who should win to maintain his hopes of claiming all of the heavyweight belts alive.
Right here’s what we all know in regards to the intriguing bout up to now…
Joshua v Usyk: Date and time
An official date has not been set but however the two heavyweights are anticipated to go at it in September.
Eddie Hearn has instructed talkSPORT that the struggle will happen at both Wembley or at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on both September 15 or 22.
Joshua was set to face Pulev at Tottenham’s new floor final June however that struggle needed to be switched to the Wembley Enviornment in December because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If London is to be the host metropolis of the conflict, UK followers can anticipate the primary occasion to get beneath means at round 10:30pm.
Full confirmed particulars on the struggle are anticipated to be made earlier than the tip of the month.
Joshua v Usyk: Undercard
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Joshua v Usyk: What has been mentioned?
Eddie Hearn mentioned: “I belief Alexander Krassyuk [Usyk’s promoter] much more than I do Bob Arum [laughs]. There’s no ulterior motive right here.
“Usyk desires to struggle AJ, AJ desires to struggle Usyk. He is aware of he desires to protect his belts and to do this he has to beat Usyk.
“So September 18, September 25, Spurs or Wembley.
“The world’s going again to regular and we have to return to normality as nicely and we need to see a full-up Spurs or Wembley for AJ vs Usyk.
“It’s an incredible struggle and it deserves it.”
Joshua v Usyk: Story of the tape
Anthony Joshua – Oleksandr Usyk
Nationality: British – Ukrainan
Age: 31 – 34
Peak: 6ft 6 – 6ft 3
Stance: Orthodox – Southpaw
Attain: 82in – 78in
Report: 24-1-0 – 18-0-0
KOs: 22 – 13
Rounds: 112 – 144
Debut: 10/5/2013 – 9/11/2013