Anthony Joshua will put his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO World Heavyweight titles on the line against former undisputed Crusierweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday 25th September at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Usyk Will be going into his first title fight since moving up to the heavyweight division, however he has only fought twice in the division , defeating Chazz Whitterspoon and Dereck Chisora since moving up to retain his WBO mandatory spot in his new division. Usyk is tricky but will be facing a bigger fighter, giving up both size and reach in this fight.
The ones beaten Joshua is not new to the big stage, having maintained himself at the limelight since stepping into the ring to defeat Wladimir Klitschko to unify the Heavyweight World titles in 2017. A unified the WBO title with a unanimous decision over formerly unbeaten Joseph Parker. Since then he has defended the belts against Carlos Takam and top heavyweights in the division.
Usyk made a name for himself at Cruiserweight, clearing out the division before moving up to Join the big boys at Heavyweight. However, He looks small and has not translated his power and speed to his new division. He has been able to hold up, take punches from some contenders but not against a knockout artist in Joshua’s level.
Also on the card is WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Lawrence Okolie (16-0, 13 KOs), putting his title on the line against Dilan Prasovic (15-0, 12 KOs). Both undefeated fighters will put their record on the line and having almost as much fights on their belt, promises action and a huge possibility of a knockout.
Former WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion Callum Smith (27-1, 19 KOs) will be making his return to the boxing ring for the first time since losing his WBA world 168 pound title to Canelo Alvarez. He will battle Dominican Republic’s Lenin Castillo (21-3-1, 16 KOs) as he hopes to get his career back on track.
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