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Anthony Joshua’s set to jump back in the ring and put his heavyweight titles on the line against the unbeaten Oleksandr Usyk.
After the undisputed heavyweight fight between AJ and Tyson Fury collapsed – thanks Deontay… – Joshua was forced to meet mandatory WBO challenger Usyk next. It may not have the glamour of the all-British bout we were all hoping for but let’s not quibble.
The scrap at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be Joshua’s first of the calendar year after last being seen in action knocking out Kubrat Pulev last December. While former undisputed cruiserweight champ Usyk’s been out of the ring even longer since defeating Derek Chisora in his second heavyweight bout last October.
With the potential for Joshua and Fury to eventually scrap it out next year, the pressure is on the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO champ. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the big event.
Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk Date and Start Time
The heavyweight title bout is scheduled to take place on Saturday September 25. Pop that date in your diary. The two fighters are set to do their ring walks slightly earlier than normal at around 10pm.
Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk Undercard
Londoner Lawrence Okolie puts his WBO cruiserweight title on the line against mandatory challenger Dilan Prasovic in the biggest bout on the undercard.
Callum Smith makes his debut at light heavyweight against Lenin Castillo of Cuba after suffering his first career defeat to Canelo Alvarez last December, losing his WBA (Super) middleweight belt in the process.
Elsewhere, Campbell Hatton, the son of Manchester legend Ricky, continues his fledgling career in the super-featherweight division against Izan Dura.
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