Eddie Hearn Makes The Official Announcement For Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk
It’s no secret that unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s (24-1, 22 KOs) subsequent title protection could be in opposition to the previous undisputed world cruiserweight champion and WBO heavyweight necessary, Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs).
On June 25, 3KingsBoxing reported Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, instructed a deal was finalized, with the match taking place September 25. Regardless of that tease, there was no formal announcement.
Listed here are the most recent developments. Throughout an exclusive interview with iFL TV, the Chairman of Matchroom Boxing made the official declaration. He additionally offered particulars on what venue would host the battle.
“Lastly, Anthony Joshua will battle Oleksandr Usyk for the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles at your favourite membership, Tottenham Hotspur Soccer Membership, on September twenty fifth.”
Many have been trying ahead to a unification showdown between “AJ” and WBC world champ Tyson Fury on August 14. Nonetheless, in Could of 2021, arbitrator Daniel Weinstein dominated that Fury should subsequent face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy. Now, Joshua defends the unified titles in opposition to Usyk, who’s the WBO necessary heavyweight contender.
A LEGIT THREAT
Usyk is a legit menace. His accomplishments within the ring are unquestioned. It may be argued the 34 year-old from Shypyntsi, Ukraine, is probably the most expert fighter within the division. In consequence, he’s ranked sixth within the 3KingsBoxing High Ten fighter rankings.
Even Hearn acknowledges his cost faces a troublesome job. Nonetheless, he feels Joshua’s resume is arguably higher than any heavyweight on this planet. It contains former world champions Wladimir Klitschko, Joseph Parker, and Andy Ruiz. He believes the powerful competitors will serve him nicely in opposition to Usyk.
“AJ is a throwback fighter. He desires to battle the very, perfect. He desires to enhance as a fighter, he’s all the time enhancing. It is a large battle, one of many hardest fights within the heavyweight division.
“It’s a captivating battle. It’s going to do enormous numbers, and I imagine ‘AJ’ is the most effective heavyweight on this planet”.
Some critics give Usyk greater than probability of profitable. If the champ will not be on his A-game, he might be in for a protracted night time. Whereas this isn’t the battle many followers wished to see, this can be a greater than good comfort prize. Don’t sleep on this bout!
By: Michael Wilson Jr.
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