Joshua to battle Usyk at Tottenham Stadium in September


LONDON:

Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles towards necessary challenger Oleksandr Usyk on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sept. 25, the Premier League membership stated on Tuesday.

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) ordered Joshua to defend his title towards Ukrainian Usyk after the Briton’s bout with home rival Tyson Fury was referred to as off when Fury was ordered to battle Deontay Wilder in a rematch.

Joshua, 31, additionally holds the IBF and WBA titles and had initially been set to face WBC champion Fury in Saudi Arabia in August in a highly-anticipated heavyweight title unification battle.

Fury will now face Wilder in Las Vegas on Oct. 9 after this month’s battle was postponed when Fury examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Joshua was scheduled to battle Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev at Spurs’ stadium in June final yr however the bout was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Joshua (24-1) beat Pulev at Wembley Arena in December to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA titles.

Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles towards necessary challenger Oleksandr Usyk on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sept. 25, the Premier League membership stated on Tuesday.

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