Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk PPV Buys: Eddie Hearn Makes Bold Statement

Published 09/25/2021, 2:29 PM EDT


The return of Anthony Joshua against Oleksandr Usyk has clearly alarmed the entire boxing sphere. Still fresh from a KO win against Kubrat Pulev, ‘AJ’ will take on an undefeated southpaw striker in his next fight. Besides that, Usyk and Joshua have come a full circle to lock horns, from being former Olympic gold medalists to being modern-age rivals in the professional circuit.

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As a result, the upcoming unified heavyweight title fight appears to be the perfect eye-catcher. Promoter Eddie Hearn is also optimistic about bagging a successful night at the Box Office. With Joshua vs Usyk as the main-event, the WBO cruiserweight title fight will also go down in the co-mains between Lawrence Okolie and Dilan Prasovic.

Thus, it will be a tremendous night of action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Eddie Hearn believes the event will do exceptionally well in the PPV and has already predicted $1.2 million buys in the United Kingdom during an interaction with DAZN Boxing.

‘AJ’ will compete in his home country with the Ukrainian opposition chiming into a new time zone. That said, several more factors shall influence the popularity of the event. The winner of Joshua vs Usk will be handed the major three world titles of heavyweight boxing, i.e. WBA, WBO, IBF. Besides, it will also provide a chance for one of them to compete in a four-belt unification fight ahead.

Thus, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will change the course of heavyweight boxing. With that in mind, here are some major details about the card.

Anthony Joshua vs Olekmsar Usyk – The Best vs The Best

The 12-rounds heavyweight war will be available live on Su Sports (UK) and DAZN (USA) PPV. The price has been set around $34. It’s just the in-ring action that is left now. Here’s the complete fight card.

Anthony Joshua (C) vs. Oleksandr Usyk; WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBO heavyweight belts.

Lawrence Okolie (C)  vs. Dilan Prasovic; WBO cruiserweight belt.

Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo; light heavyweight.

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Maxim Prodan (C)  vs. Florian Marku; IBF international welterweight belt.

Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov; for the vacant WBA intercontinental middleweight belt,

Campbell Hatton vs. Izan Dura; lightweight

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From heavyweights, cruiserweight to super middleweight and lightweights, Matchroom Promotions have planned to unveil action in all shapes and sizes. The stellar right card isn’t running out of superstar personas at all, with Joshua and Usyk relishing most of the stardom.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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