Anthony Joshua is poised to face Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium in September.
The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion of the world and his workforce had spent months negotiating an undisputed heavyweight title combat with Tyson Fury.
Nonetheless, authorized problems scuppered that all-British showdown and Fury will as an alternative combat Deontay Wilder for a 3rd time.
Joshua has now been pressured to search for a unique opponent subsequent and has agreed phrases to face WBO necessary challenger Usyk, his promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed.
“I can inform you that this week, that it is a extra assured footing than the Joshua – Fury negotiations, as a result of I do know Alex Krassyuk very effectively, and I do know Usyk very effectively,” Hearn instructed DAZN.
“This week that combat will likely be signed. We’re taking a look at September in London. Simply finalising the small print.
It’s an incredible combat, a harmful combat, it’s not the one we essentially wished or anticipated. Nevertheless it’s a excessive stage heavyweight combat. It’s a unified heavyweight champion in opposition to the undisputed cruiserweight champion, and on we go along with that combat – it’s an enormous occasion.”
As Sky Sports activities first reported, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium is ready to stage the combat.
That was the preliminary venue for Joshua’s IBF necessary problem from Kubrat Pulev final summer time earlier than COVID-19 struck.
The bout was as an alternative rescheduled for the Wembley Enviornment in December in entrance of a restricted variety of spectators as they witnessed the Brit cope with the Bulgarian in 9 rounds.
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