Welcome to Fightful.com's results, live coverage, and discussion for Anthony Joshua v. Oleksandr Usyk.
We will bring you full live coverage and results for today's card, taking place inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. The main event will be for Joshua's WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles
This will be Joshua's first fight since December 2020, when he outclassed Kubrat Pulev in the SSE Arena, beating him via KO. Fighting professionally since 2013, Joshua became IBF Heavyweight Champion in 2016 by beating Charles Martin. The Olympic gold medalist would then beat the likes of Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko, and Joseph Parker, collecting titles along the way. He was supposed to face Jarrell Miller in 2019, but the latter tested positive for multiple illegal substances. Inside Madison Square Garden, Joshua would end up facing and losing to Andy Ruiz in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
Joshua rebounded and beat Ruiz in a rematch in Saudi Arabia, and would then beat Pulev. He agreed in principle to face Tyson Fury in an undisputed heavyweight title fight, but Deontay Wilder's team stopped that from happening.
Now, Joshua faces a mandatory opponent in Usyk. The former undisputed cruiserweight champion, Usyk made his professional debut in 2013. Winning the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final against Murat Gassiev, Usyk decided to make the move to heavyweight. Another Olympic gold medalist, Usyk made his heavyweight debut in 2019, beating Chazz Witherspoon via retirement. He then beat Derek Chisora for the WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
Fightful will be providing results, highlights, and everything else in-between for Joshua-Usyk.
Main Card (DAZN, 1 pm ET)
Olekasndr Usyk def. Anthony Joshua via unanimous decision (117-112, 116-112, 115-113) - WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO Heavyweight Titles
Lawrence Okolie def. Dilan Prasovic via KO (1:57 into round three) - WBO Cruiserweight Title
Campbell Hatton def. Sonni Martinez via points (58-57)
Campbell Hatton remains undefeated ----— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 25, 2021
Thoughts on the decision? -- pic.twitter.com/w9x6YEIpnS
Callum Smith def. Lenin Castillo via KO (round two)
A horrible brutal knockout. Castillo is responsive and on his way to hospital -- #SmithCastillo— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) September 25, 2021
Florian Marku def. Maxim Prodan via split decision (91-99, 97-93, 96-94)
Florian Marku is out here taunting Prodan -- pic.twitter.com/jm1tVJZ8NU— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 25, 2021
AND THE NEW --— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 25, 2021
Florian Marku wins the IBF International Welterweight Title ---- pic.twitter.com/tCM2w4Qg8x