Joshua to defend heavyweight titles against Usyk | Dailytrust

Joshua to defend heavyweight titles against Usyk

Reigning world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua

Britain’s Anthony Joshua will defend his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on 25 September, his promoter announced on Tuesday.

Joshua was set to fight compatriot Tyson Fury in an unification bout in Saudi Arabia in August but that contest was scuppered when a United States arbitrator ruled World Boxing Council champion Fury must defend his title against Deontay Wilder.

That trilogy contest was scheduled to take place this weekend but has instead been delayed to 9 October in Las Vegas after Fury tested positive for the coronavirus.