Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk to Have 60,000+ In-Stadium Audience

Published 07/06/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua enters the arena before the fight Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


2o21 has seen some of the most thrilling boxing bouts until now despite that, there are enormous boxing bouts that are aligned for the remaining year. That said, the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk bout is one such cosmic contest on that list that has the audacity to hook in countless boxing fans.

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This heavyweight war will take place on September 25, but the tentative location for this fight isn’t finalized yet. However, this bout will principally take place in the UK. And the fans there will have the opportunity to watch this fight live inside the stadium.

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Recently, Michael Benson took it to his official Twitter handle to roll out this news pertaining to the in-stadium fan presence.

He wrote, “ANNOUNCED: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared that fans will be allowed back to live sport at 100% capacity after COVID restrictions end on July 19th. Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk (targeted for Sept 25th at Spurs) will be permitted a full 60,000+ crowd.”

The UK is slowly moving out of the clutches of the ongoing pandemic. And citing that, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come up with a decision. That post-July 19th, fans will be allowed with a 100% capacity inside the sporting arenas.

Also, the Joshua vs Usyk fight is one of the biggest sporting events in the UK this year. And fans do not wish to miss out on a single bit of this fight. Both the heavyweights have kicked off their training camps for this battle. And are eager to entertain their fans surrounding the world.

Can Anthony Joshua treat the UK fans with a win over Oleksandr Usyk?

The 24-1 Joshua ranks among the biggest boxers of this decade. He holds a magnetic persona and fights fans are crazy to see him take up the ring space.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua laughs during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

That said, fans all over the world and predominantly the UK will be waiting to see how Joshua fares in a highly important fight of his life.

‘AJ’ will unquestionably look forward to treating his fans with a win, thus lifting their spirits in these tough times. It’ll be interesting to see how the Brit presents himself in a 12-round war against Usyk.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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