Anthony Joshua tries to protect his heavyweight titles for the 8th time versus unbeaten previous champ Oleksandr Usyk.
Anthony Joshua puts his WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight boxing titles on the line versus previous combined cruiserweight champ Oleksandr Usyk, who’s attempting to end up being a heavyweight champ for the very first time.
Joshua (24 -1, 22 KOs) has a considerable amount of defenses under his belt, however they weren’t successive. He lost by means of KO to Andy Ruiz in 2019 however restored it 6 months later on. His one battle in the U.S. wasn’t a success, however he will have his British house crowd in his corner.
The battle card likewise includes WBO cruiserweight champ Lawrence Okolie, previous extremely middleweight titlist Callum Smith, and upstart Campbell Hatton. Hatton is the 20- year-old kid of previous terrific Ricky Hatton. He has 3 wins under his belt in 2021 and is aiming to make it 4.
” The platforms have actually been fantastic,” Hatton informed FanSided about his boxing journey throughout a media call. ” It’s been rather a huge offer when I turned pro since of how huge a fanbase me daddy had, however the assistance I’ve had from everybody has actually blown me away a bit.”
It’s an enjoyable card and the most considerable heavyweight bout in 2021 up until now. Here’s how to capture the action.
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk combat card
- Anthony Joshua (24 -1, 22 KOs) vs. Oleksandr Usyk (18 -0, 13 KOs), 12 rounds, IBF, WBA, and WBO heavyweight titles
- Lawrence Okolie (16 -0, 13 KOs) vs. Dilan Prasovic (15 -0, 12 KOs), 12 rounds, WBO cruiserweight title
- Callum Smith (27 -1, 19 KOs) vs. Lenin Castillo (21 -3 -1, 16 KOs), 10 rounds, light heavyweights
- Maxim Prodan (19 -0 -1, 15 KOs) vs. Florian Marku ( 8-0-1, 16 KOs), 10 rounds, welterweights
- Campbell Hatton ( 3-0) vs. Sonni Martinez ( 2-4), 6 rounds, lightweights
Where and when
Joshua vs. Usyk occurs on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Joshua has the house nation benefit and need to have a huge quantity of fans backing him.
How to enjoy
There’s just one location to see Joshua vs. Usyk, which’s on the DAZN app. Centerpiece protection starts at 1 p.m. ET. Anticipate ring strolls for the centerpiece at some point from 5 p.m. ET on. If you do not have the DAZN app, you can pay a month-to-month cost of $1999 or purchase the annual bundle for $9999