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20th Jul 2021

It’s finally happening – Anthony Joshua announces his next opponent

Lee Costello

Joshua v Usyk

Now this is a fight! Oleksandr Usyk has already cleaned up at Cruiserweight, unifying the entire division, collecting every belt, before moving up to Heavyweight.

Now he has the chance to unify the ‘big boys’ weight category as he takes on Anthony Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday September 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

With Tyson Fury tied up with his Deontay Wilder rematch, this is the best boxing fans can hope for, and it is a doozy of a fight.

Both boxers have won gold medals at the Olympics, both are seeking to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion ever, and now they finally meet on this collision course to glory.

“The date is set and we are fully locked in,” said Joshua. “September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put it all on the line again and it’s time to defend my crown.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 12: Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine looks on in the sixth round of his Heavyweight bout against Chazz Witherspoon at Wintrust Arena on October 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

“We are two Olympic gold medallists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges.

“The stadium is exceptional, the atmosphere will be electric, I’m honoured to be the first person to fight in such an awe-inspiring venue. The stage is set and I am ready to handle business.”

Daniel Levy, chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, said: “This is a huge occasion for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Anthony Joshua is an icon in the world of sport and to have him fight here in London N17, against a top opponent in Oleksandr Usyk, will be amazing for the area of Tottenham.

“This event will once again showcase the stadium’s ability to take the hosting of world-class sporting occasions to the next level – we cannot wait for September 25.”

Bring it on!