At one point in history it seemed a certainty that Anthony Joshua’s next opponent would be Tyson Fury. Instead however, he faces an equally tricky defence against former undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua will be defending his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles for the second time since avenging his lone career loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. Usyk on the other hand will be looking to become heavyweight champion of the world in just his third fight at the weight and become just the third fighter in history to win both the cruiserweight and heavyweight gold.

Check out the latest Joshua v Usyk odds and other boxing betting odds at William Hill.

Joshua v Usyk: Fight time, date and location

  • Date: September 25th
  • Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Start time: 7pm BST

Joshua v Usyk: The Undercard

  • Lawrence Okolie vs Dilan Prasovic (WBO Cruiserweight Title)
  • Callum Smith vs Lenin Castillo (Light-Heavyweight bout)
  • Campbell Hatton vs Izan Dura (Super-Featherweight bout)
  • Florian Marku vs Maxim Prodan (Welterweight bout)
  • Christopher Ousley vs Khasan Baysangurov (Middleweight bout)

Joshua v Usyk: The Stats

Anthony Joshua currently has a record of 25 fights, 24 wins, 1 loss, with 22 of those wins coming via knockout.

Oleksandr Usyk steps into the ring with a perfect record of 18 fights, 18 wins, 0 losses and with 13 of those wins coming via knockout.

Whilst Joshua is the slightly more experienced fighter overall (with seven more professional fights), he has significantly more experience at heavyweight than Usyk, with 23 more fights at the weight than his opponent.

This will be Joshua’s 11th consecutive world title fight, whilst Usyk will be fighting in his eighth career world title fight, with each of the previous seven coming at cruiserweight.

Joshua (82”) comes into this one with a four-inch reach advantage over Usyk (78”).

Joshua v Usyk: Latest odds

Anthony Joshua is currently 2/5 to win the fight, 10/11 to do so via knockout and 10/3 via decision.

Oleksandr Usyk is currently 2/1 to win the fight, 7/1 to do so via knockout and 11/4 via decision.

The Brit has won 71% of his professional fights within the first 1-6 rounds during the course of his career, and we’ve priced boosted a victory of the sort from 11/4 to 7/2.

By contrast, his last four stoppages have all come in in the final six rounds, and you can get Joshua to finish this fight by the same method of victory at 5/2.

Although not known as the heaviest of punchers, Usyk has made his career to date via stoppages, and more recently, late stoppages. The Ukranian’s advantage is his relentless punch output in which he can sustain throughout the course of a 12-round contest, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the former undisputed cruiserweight outpunch Joshua to submission.

If you like Usyk to win via a late stoppage, you can get him to do the job in rounds 7-12 at 9/1, whilst a unanimous decision victory, some might say Usyk’s best chance of victory given his size, is priced at 7/2.