Anthony Joshua returns to the boxing ring against mandatory challenger and former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England. It will be almost a year since we last saw Joshua inside the boxing ring. He was last seen against Kubrat Pulev in December of 2020. Joshua won the bout via stoppage in the 9th round to defend his heavyweight gold.
On the other side, Oleksandr Usyk will try to get his hands on the heavyweight gold after completely dismantling the cruiserweight division. Usyk has competed twice in the heavyweight division, remaining undefeated in his professional boxing career.
Have no fear ⭐️🃏 pic.twitter.com/0B8HfOeClq
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) September 23, 2021
He was last seen against boxing veteran Derek Chisora. Usyk won the fight via unanimous decision to take his boxing record to 18-0. He faces Anthony Joshua in arguably the biggest fight of his boxing career. The former Olympic gold medalist will look to create history as he steps inside the ring this weekend.
When is Joshua vs Usyk?
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will step inside the boxing ring for the heavyweight gold on September 25 inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Here are the timings for the hugely anticipated boxing showdown for boxing fans in the USA, UK, Australia, and India.
USA: For boxing fans in the United States, the main card is set to begin at 1 PM ET/ 10 AM PT on Saturday, September 25, 2021. AJ and Oleksandr Usyk are expected to make the walk at around 5:10 PM ET/ 1:10 PM PT.
UK: 6 PM BST on Saturday, September 25, 2021, with the main event likely to go down by 10:10 PM BST.
Australia: Boxing fans in Australia can enjoy Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk at 3: AM AEST.
India: For the Indian fans, the main card will start at 10:30 PM IST on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Joshua and Usyk are expected to make their walk to the ring by 2:40 AM IST on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk (WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles)
Lawrence Okolie vs. Dilan Prasovic (WBO cruiserweight title)
Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo (light-heavyweight bout)
Maxim Prodan vs. Florian Marku (IBF international welterweight title)
Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov (vacant WBA intercontinental middleweight title)
Campbell Hatton vs. Izan Dura (lightweight bout)