The public has returned to the stadiums and the boxing world has taken off again after several delicate months, where the sport had somewhat lost its essence without the following expectations and vibrant with the most beautiful fights. A period also difficult for a large number of boxers who had, for some, to fight for the gain of world belts without the slightest public for the occasion.
Things are gradually returning to normal and it is a chance for the fighters expected in this future boxing season. The summer is often marked in the northern hemisphere, by famous fights, but what to say about those expected at “the return” to the highest spheres of international boxing. Fury, Wilder, Joshua? The big names abound and are about to mark their return to the forefront with a fist on the table.
Exceptional fights are expected before the end of the year and it is high time to list them for you.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk
The expression “knock out” tends to be used in the second degree by ordinary people. For years, the English boxer Anthony Joshua has for his part, made sure to use it in the first degree and the art of knocking out is not onlyan expression on his side. In 24 professional victories, the Watford native has knocked down his opponents 22 times. 22.
It’s a huge fight that can take part the more than 70,000 spectators from Tottenham Stadium in London. Perhaps even in a chapter of heavyweight history as this fight between reigning WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Joshua and his mandatory challenger, the Ukrainian Usyk.
Between two styles, one orthodox, the other false, two very different extensions and so many other characteristics, we expects something grand. All the more so when we know the capacity of Joshua and his promoters to do things big. The atmosphere could be similar to that known a few years ago during the disputed fight against Klitschko in a Wembley stadium, then heated in white.
Still undefeated, Osyk will have a lot to do, but could well create a surprise. One thing is certain, he will not leave beaten and will perhaps be motivated by the atmosphere likely turned against him during these twelve rounds.
The fight is scheduled to take place on September 25.
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury
It is impossible to contradict him, this fight is the number 1 fight of the year and undoubtedly one of the decade incurred. With 44 fights for Wilder and 31 for the Briton Fury, the two boxers combine only one defeat between them, attributed to Wilder during the first of three confrontations between the two boxers.
They literally have no respect for each other – which is still very rare in this more than honest world – and still do not seem to want to take a step towards the other. They even take the opportunity to constantly animate and stir up these quarrels with each media release.
However, the fight will indeed be played in the ring and during the 12 rounds provided. The story is on for one of the two protagonists and it is expected at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 9.
Other fights expected
On the French side, all eyes will probably be on Tony Yoka’s next fight against Petar Milas on September 10. The match will take place in the Roland-Garros enclosure, the new covered roof of the Philippe Chatrier stadium now making it easier to hold such an event.
Finally, the unification of titles in WBO, WBC and WBA should promise a lively and relatively close fight between the super-cocks that are Stephen Fulton Jr and Brandon Figueroa. The latter is still undefeated and will want to take possession of all of these belts in the Las Vegas ring on September 18, once again.