By News Team
18th August 2021
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.
Joshua v Usyk: Fight time, date and location
- Date:September 25th
- Location:Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Start time: 7pm BST
Joshua v Usyk: The Undercard
Hughie Fury v TBC (Heavyweight)
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”).