Anthony Joshua on whether this fight is a stepping stone

The heavyweights take center stage this weekend when they do battle for three major world titles. With so much on the stake, there will be no option to miss the action unfold between Anthony Joshua and Oleksander Usyk on September 25th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham, London.

The fight will air in the US exclusively via live stream at DAZN. The fight will be included as part of a subscription, which runs $19.99 per month or $99.99 for the year. Fight fans in the United Kingdom can watch the fight on Sky Sports Box Office, where it will run £24.95 in Britain and €27.95 in Ireland. The preliminary card gets underway at 1 p.m. ET and we can expect Joshua and Usyk to hit the ring sometime in the 5 p.m. hour.

The reigning champion Joshua is on a dominant two fight win streak that he seeks to extend. With a win, he would put himself in position to finally get a unification bout with Tyson Fury — assuming the latter handles his business against Deontay Wilder in two weeks. Meanwhile, the undefeated Usyk continues building on his recent move into the heavyweight division after an impressive cruiserweight career.

Anthony Joshua takes on Oleksandr Usyk in one of his most intriguing fights to date live from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

AJ’s meteoric rise to the top of the heavyweight division was soured by Mexican fighter Andy Ruiz Jr two years ago, but after claiming his revenge in Saudi Arabia, he went on to dispatch Kubrat Pulev in 2020.

The 31-year-old continues to eye up the scalp of Tyson Fury, but must first come through a tantalising bout with Usyk this weekend if he is to set up a mega unification bout with The Gypsy King.

Usyk is a formidable opponent who boasts an undefeated record in 18 professional fights, mainly at Cruiserweight where he held all four major belts at once.

He has since stepped up a weight class to heavyweight and took out Dereck Chisora, leading to this huge clash against Joshua.

What TV channel is Joshua vs Usyk on?

Viewers in the UK will need to buy the fight on a pay-per-view basis from Sky Sports Box Office, where coverage starts from 6pm. Viewers in more than 170 other countries, including the US, will be able to watch the fight on DAZN, the sport streaming service.

How much will it cost to watch?

The Sky Sports Box Office production will set you back £24.95. This is the Briton’s final bout in his deal with Sky. He is due to become a free agent after this contest.
How to watch the fight in the UK?

Sky subscribers can purchase the fight online, through their box or by calling 03442 410 888. If you’re calling from the Republic of Ireland, it’s 0818 220 225.

What time does the fight start?

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, expects the ring walk to start at 10pm prompt. In previous bouts, this has been delayed until closer to 11pm but Hearn believes this fight will buck that trend and start on time.

What have they been saying?

Anthony Joshua on whether this fight is a stepping stone to Tyson Fury

“Do I need Tyson Fury on my record? I need it. Fight good fighters and they bring out the best of you.

“To fight Tyson Fury is a big challenge. I’m going to put that pressure on myself to actually get better. But it’s what we all need, I need it. Come on, let’s see how good I am.

“Let’s see how far I can take myself during this period. It’ll be a good challenge mentally. Not about him, but because I actually want to do well.

“When I wake up in the morning early and I’m tired, my body’s battered, I still go out and do what I do. It’s great rewards and only someone like Fury can give that to me.”

Usyk’s trainer Alexander Krassyuk on Joshua’s weight loss

“We accept this news as good news because formerly a lot of experts gave his weight as an advantage. Now AJ is reducing his advantage.

Anthony Joshua faces Oleksandr Usyk today, putting the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles on the line at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, streaming live on DAZN in most areas and airing on Sky Box Office in the United Kingdom.

Heavyweight bragging rights are on the line tonight (Saturday, Sept. 25) from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, as unified champion Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) takes on former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) for Joshua’s WBO, WBA, and IBF titles.

Usyk is a masterful boxer who fights at an unforgiving pace for someone his size. He is the best boxer that Joshua has faced to date. On the flip side, Usyk has not faced many opponents as powerful as Joshua, and certainly not at heavyweight. At cruiserweight the biggest hitter he fought was Murat Gassiev, whom he easily outboxed. Joshua is a fantastic all-around boxer so they are undoubtedly both going to challenge each other with their respective skill sets.

The winner gets three of the four major heavyweight titles, with WBC champion Tyson Fury set to rematch Deontay Wilder in their October 9th trilogy. Could we see an undisputed title fight in 2022? Maybe, but let’s see how these next couple of weeks unfold.

Three heavyweight belts are up for grabs in Anthony Joshua’s first fight of 2021.

The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts are on the line as Anthony Joshua faces another mandatory opponent.

Joshua was last in action in December 2020 in a successful defence of his three belts against Kubrat Pulev, and has been mandated to face Ukrainian former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Usyk’s last bout came against Derek Chisora, and he brings an undefeated record into the match-up. Joshua’s only defeat came against Andy Ruiz in 2019 before winning back his belts later in the year.

Whoever wins on Saturday will hopes and perhaps even expect to face the winner of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder for the chance to become undisputed heavyweight champion.

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk are set to face off in a huge pay-per-view heavyweight title clash this evening. Joshua was ready to finally go head-to-head with British rival Tyson Fury in an era-defining unification bout this summer.

But Fury was ordered to pull out of that fight and take on Deontay Wilder in their trilogy clash instead meaning Joshua has had to look elsewhere.

He’ll now be back under the lights later this Saturday and will face off against dangerous WBO mandatory challenger Usyk.