Boxing: Anthony Joshua to fight Oleksandr Usyk in September

Former Champion Bernard Hopkins believes AJ has the edge to beat Fury
  • Anthony Joshua will make his return to the ring against Oleksandr Usyk
  • Eddie Hearn confirmed AJ will be defending his belts on September 25
  • The world heavyweight clash is set to take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Anthony Joshua is set to defend his world titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 in London.

Joshua was set to take on Tyson Fury in an all-Britain super heavyweight clash that would see the winner crowned the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

A judge’s ruling would have the clash halted as it granted Deontay Wilder a chance to reclaim his glory against Fury.

The arbitration hearing upheld a claim from fellow heavyweight Deontay Wilder that he was contractually owed a third fight with WBC champion Fury.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn made the announcement on Instagram live:

‘Joshua v Usyk announcement, don’t want to say two weeks as you guys are bored of me saying that,’

September 25 is the date.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is likely to host the bout.