Anthony Joshua will face Usyk in September.

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On September 25, Anthony Joshua will defend his four world titles against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 31-year-old is the current WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion.

He was obliged to defend his WBO championship against mandatory challenger Usyk, despite his desire to unify the division against Tyson Fury.

“The date is set and we are fully locked in.

“I put it all on the line again and it’s time to defend my crown.

“We are two Olympic Gold medallists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges,” Joshua, who toured the stadium prior to Tuesday’s announcement, said.

Joshua is the first prizefighter to be the main attraction at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Last year, Joshua’s fight with Kubrat Pulev was supposed to take place in Spurs’ spectacular new 60,000-seater stadium, but a coronavirus outbreak forced the fight to be moved indoors to Wembley Arena, in front of only 1,000 fans.

Joshua will fight for the sixth time at a stadium, following in the footsteps of former British heavyweight Frank Bruno, who defeated Joe Bugner in Matchroom Boxing’s debut heavyweight event at the old White Hart Lane in October 1987.

 


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