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Anthony Joshua will face Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, Eddie Hearn has confirmed. Joshua, the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titleholder, was due to fight with Tyson Fury this summer but a legal ruling in the United States wrecked a proposed fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
“Joshua v Usyk announcement, don’t want to say two weeks as you guys are bored of me saying that,” Hearn said on Instagram live. “September 25 is the date.”
With the prospect of an all-British heavyweight contest over for now, Joshua has turned his focus to an expected meeting with Ukrainian boxer Usyk. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is likely to host the bout.