Boxing: Anthony Joshua to defend titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.
  • Anthony Joshua has announced his next fight as he faces Oleksandr Usyk
  • The British heavyweight will put his four world title belts on the line in London
  • Joshua will be the first boxer to fight at Tottenham’s stadium

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.

Joshua currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles and while he wanted to unify the division against Tyson Fury, he has been ordered to defend his WBO title against mandatory challenger Usyk.

‘The date is set and we are fully locked in,’ Joshua, who toured the stadium prior to Tuesday’s announcement, said.

Joshua is the first prizefighter to headline an event at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs’ stunning new 60,000-seater stadium was due to host Joshua’s fight with Kubrat Pulev last year until the coronavirus crisis forced the bout indoors to Wembley Arena, in front of only 1,000 supporters.

He returns to London for his fifth stadium fight and fans will see Joshua following in the footsteps of former British fighter Frank Bruno, who defeated Joe Bugner in Matchroom Boxing’s first heavyweight promotion at the old White Hart Lane in October 1987.