Anthony Joshua takes on Oleksandr Usyk for the unified WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight world belts at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This evening’s bout promises to be exciting, with 67,000 spectators anticipated in north London, the largest British boxing crowd since Joshua defended his belts against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in September 2018.
By defeating Tyson Fury and adding the WBC championship to his collection of titles, Joshua, 31, aims to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion. But failure would dash those ambitions, and he faces a tough champion tonight who has never been defeated — or even knocked down — in his professional career.
Stay with us as we bring you the latest news and major fight build-up, followed by round-by-round coverage of the fight.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight prediction
Usyk has the technical ability to make tonight an unpleasant night for Joshua, who will have to box wisely and be completely focused to deal with the threat posed.
The Ukrainian, on the other hand, lacks the power and stature to seriously damage Joshua, and his lack of heavyweight experience is also expected to be a problem, though Joshua has praised his opponent for coming in “head first.”
Despite his weight loss, AJ still has a clear power and size edge here, and we believe he will stop Usyk in the second part of the fight to hand him his first professional loss. Let’s suppose we’re on round nine.
Joshua’s win would be his 25th in 26 fights, with his 23rd stoppage.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight card, odds
- Anthony Joshua (c) -260 vs. Oleksandr Usyk +210, WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight championship
- Lawrence Okolie (c) -2200 vs. Dilan Prasovic +1100, WBO cruiserweight championship
- Callum Smith -4000 vs. Lenin Castillo +1500, light heavyweight
- Florian Marku -700 vs. Maxim Prodan +500, welterweight
- Christopher Ousley -110 vs. Khasan Baysangurov -110, middleweight
- Campbell Hatton -3000 vs. Sonni Martinez +1300, lightweight
- Daniel Lapin -4500 vs. Pawel Martyniuk +1600, light heavyweight
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight Info
Event:Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk
Date: Saturday, September 25
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – London, England
TV: Sky Box Office (UK, £24.95)