A heavyweight title clash between British boxing star Anthony Joshua and WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk is slated for a September date from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.
Sky Sports' Paul Gilmour and Richard Damerell were the first to report the news of the near 63,000 seat venue that is home to the Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur club, being the choice to host the massive fight. Joshua was expected to face fellow champion, Tyson Fury, in a title unification bout, but after Deontay Wilder won an arbitration case to force a trilogy matchup with Fury, the focus shifted to the matchup with Usyk.
Joshua is the current WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion sporting a 24-1 record as a professional. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist's last outing came in December 2020 against Kubrat Pulev, a matchup he won via a ninth-round knockout. Usyk is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion and is undefeated as a pro at 18-0, while also being a fellow 2012 Olympic gold medalist. His last appearance was against Derek Chisora on Halloween 2020 where he won the WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title via a unanimous decision.