Anthony Joshua will face Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, Eddie Hearn has confirmed.
Joshua, the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight title holder, was on account of have an all-British heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury this summer season however a authorized ruling in america derailed a proposed struggle in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
An arbitration listening to upheld a declare from fellow heavyweight Deontay Wilder that he was contractually owed a 3rd struggle with WBC champion Fury, with Joshua then labelling his countryman a “fraud” on Twitter.
It means Joshua will now face Usyk in September, whereas Fury will tackle Wilder to finish a trilogy of fights between the 2 on July 24. Victory for each Britons would gasoline extra discuss of a possible undisputed bout.
“Joshua v Usyk announcement, don’t wish to say two weeks as you guys are bored of me saying that,” Hearn stated on Instagram dwell.
“September 25 is the date.”
With the prospect of an all-British heavyweight contest over for now, Joshua has turned his focus to an anticipated assembly with Ukrainian boxer Usyk.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the probably venue for the bout.