Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 25 September.
Today, Anthony Joshua is one of the biggest draws in the heavyweight division. Next weekend, the Briton will step back into the ring and defend the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles against Oleksandr Usyk in one of the most attractive evenings in the remainder of 2021 for boxing.
Anthony Joshua last saw action in December 2020, when he successfully defended his world titles against Kubrat Pulev. Although his rival presents an immaculate record in 18 professional presentations, it should not be a great threat to the native of Watford and everything would be served to observe a new victory for the local.
Usyk became the undisputed champion of the cruiserweight division. However, he had two fights at heavyweight to acclimatize to this great duel although the difference in size between the two could be the great differential factor of the night. In any case, the Ukrainian is facing the possibility of surprising the world of boxing and will try not to waste it.
The undercard of the event will feature seven fights and, needless to say, that the highlight of the day is the duel between Anthony Joshua and Usyk. However, the WBO cruiserweight title will also be at stake: champion Lawrence Okolie will face mandatory challenger Dilan Prasovic.
On the other hand, Callum Smith will make his long-awaited return to the string. The Briton, who lost to Canelo Álvarez in 2020 in Texas, will make his debut in the light heavyweight division against Dominican Lenin Castillo.
The event will be completed by duels between English prospect Campbell Hatton and Izan Dura at lightweight. Additionally, Florian Marku will challenge Maxim Prodan for the IBF international title. The WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title will also be up for grabs, when Christopher Ousley and Khasan Baysangurov meet.