Anthony Joshua is back and will face Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Briton will put his three world heavyweight titles on the line against the undefeated Ukrainian, seeking to avoid an upheaval and stay on track to try to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
Now 24-1, with 22 KOs, Joshua is in good shape after experiencing a destructive save against Kubrat Pulev, putting the Bulgarian on the sidelines in nine rounds at SSE Arena in Wembley last December.
31-year-old fight with Usyk is contingency plan after a failed fight with WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder activating his rematch clause and the Gypsy King since testing positive for Covid -19.
Here’s everything you need to know about combat:
When and where is the fight?
The fight will take place on Saturday, September 25. It will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, with former Spurs home ground White Hart Lane previously hosting heavyweight boxing with Frank Bruno beating Joe Bugner in October 1987.
What time is the fight and when does the ring work?
The fight will start around 10:30 p.m. BST, although there is a chance that the results on the undercard may increase the start time somewhat.
Expect the ring rides to arrive just after 10 p.m. BST shouldn’t be a series of early stops on the undercard.
What TV channel is Joshua vs Usyk showing on and is there a live broadcast?
Joshua is back on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK, although pay-per-view pricing has yet to be revealed. That said, it will likely be the same as last time around: £ 24.95.
The fight outside the UK will be available on DAZN. You can stream live in the UK and Ireland and abroad with the Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN apps after purchasing the fight, or through a web browser on Sky Sports Box Office.
Going through Betfair
Joshua at points: 11/4
Joshua by KO: 5/6
Usyk at points: 11/4
Usyk by KO: 13/2
What are the fighters saying?
Joshua: “The date is set and we are totally stuck. On September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put everything on the line and it’s time to defend my crown. We are two Olympic gold medalists who fought to the top and never avoided challenges.
“The stadium is exceptional, the atmosphere will be electric, I am honored to be the first person to fight in such an impressive venue. The stage is set and I am ready to take charge.”
Usyk: “The path will be mastered by the one who walks.”
Eddie Hearn: “Olympic Gold vs. Olympic Gold, Unified Heavyweight World Champion vs. Undisputed Heavyweight World Champion, this one has it all and I can’t wait to host this huge event in front of over 60,000 at the beautiful Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September. 25. “
AJ is flying right now and while Usyk has the skills, it remains to be seen if he’s got the size to mix him up with the three best heavyweights in the world right now, who are giants compared to some of the champions. the past. We will lean on Joshua’s side by inflicting a late stop to him to keep his belts.