Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) faces Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) today at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Sporting News will follow all the action with live updates of the entire card, including round-by-round analysis of the main event.
Joshua, who is currently the WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion, will make his third consecutive defense of his titles. Usyk, who was previously the undisputed cruiserweight champion, is making his third heavyweight appearance.
Despite rumors that Joshua lost weight before the Usyk showdown, the 31-year-old hit the scales at 240 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in, the same weight he fought with in his impressive title defense against Kubrat Pulev. in December.
The 34-year-old challenger came in at 221 pounds, the heaviest weight he’s ever fought with and 19 pounds less than Joshua.
Sporting News offers live updates and highlights from Joshua vs. Usyk. Follow for all the action round by round:
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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk live updates, recaps
(All the eastern time)
3:02 pmSo far there is Campbell Hatton, son of former champion Ricky Hatton, taking on the rude Sonny Martinez. Through three rounds, Martinez has been separating Hatton. Hatton (3-0) is a game and he’s trying to keep his undefeated record intact, but he’s having a hard time understanding Martinez.
2:22 pm: Oh my God. That was awful. Callum Smith’s debut at light heavyweight was successful, albeit with a terrifying ending, as he uncorked a brutal right hand that dropped Lenin Castillo in the second round. Castillo hit the mat hard and his body immediately short-circuited. He is currently receiving medical attention and has been inactive for several minutes. Now they are taking him out of the ring on a stretcher. Scary moments.
Here’s everything you need to know about Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk, including start time, schedule, and how to watch.
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How much does Joshua vs. Usyk?
- DAZN: $ 19.99 per month or $ 99.99 per year
- Sky Sports ticket office: € 24.95 or $ 33.81
DAZN has subscription options for $ 19.99 / month or $ 99.99 for an entire year. In Canada, the price is C $ 20 per month or C $ 150 per year. Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast Saturday’s fight for € 24.95.
What time does Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk start?
- Date: Saturday September 25
- Weather: 1 pm ET
- Joshua vs. Usyk: 5 p.m. ET (approximately)
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
The Joshua vs. Usyk begins at approximately 1 p.m. ET on Saturday. Another six fights will take place before the Joshua vs. Usyk.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Card
- Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk – WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Titles
- Lawrence Dilan Prasovic – WBC world cruiserweight title
- Campbell Hatton vs. Sonny Martinez – super featherweight
- Callum Smith def. Lenin Castillo by KO in the second round (: 55)
- Maxim Prodan Florian Marku – IBF International Welterweight Title
- Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov – WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title
- Daniel Lapin vs. Pawel Martyniuk – light heavyweights
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.