Joshua vs Usyk Live: Anthony Joshua defends the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against his mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk. The two were both gold medalists at London 2012, and the undefeated former undisputed cruiserweight champion is set to provide ‘AJ’ with his toughest test to date.
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welcome to our live coverage of Anthony Joshua’s fight against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, for the unified WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles.
It promises to be a thrilling fight and 67,000 fans are expected in north London this evening, the highest British boxing attendance since Joshua defended his titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September 2018.
Joshua, 31, hopes to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion by beating Tyson Fury and adding the WBC title to his collection of belts. But defeat would wreck those hopes and tonight he comes up against a formidable champion who has never been beaten — or even knocked down — during the course of his professional career.
I like Lawrence Okolie. He’s been heavily criticised in the past for his ugly fight style and spoiling some potentially entertaining fights, but he’s 28-years-old, doesn’t have a huge amateur record, and is a 16-0 cruiserweight world champion. Good luck to him.