‘I Can’t Wait’ – Anthony Joshua Officially Announces His Fight with Oleksandr Usyk

Published 07/21/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua poses for a photo with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title belts after the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Three-belt unified champion Anthony Joshua will put his titles at stake against the unbeaten Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in the UK.

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Following a successful KO win over Kubrat Pulev in 2020, Joshua will enter another title defense instead of the possible unification battle. However, that hasn’t changed his energy or approach towards the bout. The Brit boxer has expressed his views on social media, channeling his sheer excitement towards the fight. Live from the empty stadium, Joshua filmed himself and sent a message to all his fans.

“Look at this behind me and look at this amazing stadium. On the 25 of September, this place will be rocking and I can’t wait. I am gonna be defending my heavyweight championship belts. Let’s go. Let’s get it on. Now imagine, 60-80 thousand people in there making this place bounce. I can’t wait..” said Anthony Joshua while filming the entire stadium.

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It will be Joshua’s second consecutive fight in his home country. Following his back-to-back collisions against Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019, ‘AJ’ returned to the Wembley Arena, fought Kubrat Pulev, and re-entered the KO column.

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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk to have 60,000 fans in attendance

After Joshua’s social media announcement, several more reports found their way to deliver an even better picture of the nearing title collision. According to a social media tweet from reporter Michael Benson, Tottenham Hotspur stadium will host the electrifying clash amid a live attendance of 60,000 people.

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Matchroom Promotions will stage the event and we can expect to see an alluring undercard come to fruition before the main event fight. Although the event is still under process, Joshua vs Usyk is confirmed for good.

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This matchup will help in resurrecting the undisputed clash of the heavyweight division. Who do you see winning the fight? Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk?

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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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