Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) faces Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) at this time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Sporting Information can be following all the motion with reside updates from your complete card together with a round-by-round evaluation of the principle occasion.
Joshua, who’s at the moment the WBA (tremendous), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion, can be making his third consecutive protection of his titles. Usyk, who was beforehand the undisputed cruiserweight champion, is making his third look at heavyweight.
Regardless of rumors of Joshua dropping weight forward of the showdown with Usyk, the 31-year-old hit the scales at 240 kilos at Friday’s weigh-in, the identical weight he fought at in his spectacular title protection towards Kubrat Pulev again in December.
The 34-year-old challenger got here in at 221 kilos, the heaviest he is ever fought at but nonetheless 19 kilos lighter than Joshua.
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Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk reside updates, highlights
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Spherical 12 (3:03 p.m.): Ultimate spherical and Joshua wants a KO on my scorecard. Usyk comes proper at Joshua. Proper hand lands for Joshua and Usyk responds with a double left hand. AJ with a proper hand that lands. Usyk firing on all cylinders. One other mixture by Usyk. Joshua can’t discover his goal. Till he does. Two proper fingers by AJ however Usyk responds and lands a left. They’re battling it out and Usyk hurts AJ because the struggle ends! 10-9 Usyk (116-112 Usyk)
Spherical 11 (2:59 p.m.): Usyk is throughout AJ and lands a mix. He’s fired up. Joshua stops him in his tracks with a proper hand. Pair of proper fingers by Joshua. Laborious jab by Joshua. Usyk lands a mix. Joshua lands a proper hand. Laborious mixture by Usyk to shut the spherical. 10-9 Usyk (106-103 Usyk)
Spherical 10 (2:55 p.m.): Joshua beginning to search for that uppercut. Usyk lands a left hand. Shoves a jab into Joshua’s grill. Usyk cracks Joshua once more with a left hand. Brief proper hand catches Usyk off steadiness. Proper hand by Joshua lands and a mix backs Usyk up. Usyk has a reduce on his proper eye. Usyk winging punches. Each face are falling aside. One other shut spherical however to Usyk 10-9 Usyk (96-94 Usyk)
Spherical 9 (2:51 p.m.): Joshua lands a pair of uppercuts. Usyk appears to be slowing down a bit. Usyk lands a jab. Each are looking for their pictures. Usyk just a little busier. Usyk lands a tough left hand and Joshua expenses ahead and lands to the physique. Shut spherical but it surely goes to Usyk for me. 10-9 Usyk (86-85 Usyk)
Spherical 8 (5:47 p.m.): AJ lands a proper hand. Joshua stalking Usyk and lands a proper hand. Follows with a jab. Uppercut to the physique lands by Joshua and backs Usyk up. Usyk launches a mix and misses every little thing. Joshua stays composed and sticks the jab. Uppercut to the physique. Joshua is working Usyk’s physique over. 10-9 Joshua (76-76)
Spherical 7 (5:43 p.m.): Joshua lands to the physique. Usyk doesn’t prefer it. They trade and Joshua backs up. Left hand lands arduous on AJ. Usyk lands once more however eats a tough hook to the physique. Laborious left by Usyk makes AJ again up once more. Usyk with a pair of left fingers. AJ shoves a proper hand down the center. Usyk lands a left hand and AJ almost goes down. Usyk pouring it on. Usyk throughout AJ. What a spherical for Usyk. 10-9 Usyk (67-66 Usyk)
Spherical 6 (5:39 p.m.): AJ pops the jab and appears to have found out Usyk’s rhythm. However Usyk fires a tough jab down the center that lands. AJ’s jab is turning into key as he stops Usyk at any time when he strikes ahead. Joshua touching Usyk much more now. Laborious proper hand lands and lights up Usyk. Usyk takes it properly but it surely acquired his consideration. Laborious proper once more strikes Usyk again on the finish of the spherical. 10-9 Joshua (57-57 Joshua)
Spherical 5 (5:35 p.m.): Joshua is following Usyk round however not doing something. Brief left hand by AJ lands. Pops the jab. Usyk strikes in and eats pictures to the physique. Sticks Usyk with the jab. Usyk responds. Joshua lands a tough proper hand however Usyk lands excessive with a proper hand. Joshua with a proper hand to shut the spherical. Significantly better. 10-9 Joshua (48-47 Usyk)
Spherical 4 (5:31 p.m.): Usyk lands a proper hand instantly to open the 4th. Joshua is befuddled. He can’t determine when to throw. Proper hand by Usyk lands and causes AJ to step again. Joshua lands to the physique and Usyk responds with a left hand. Usyk has no drawback going excessive at will. AJ can’t determine the right way to cease it. 10-9 Usyk (39-37 Usyk)
Spherical 3 (5:27 p.m.): Spherical 3 begins. Usyk proper at it once more. Joshua begins transferring ahead and lands. Large mixture by Usyk lands. Usyk’s footwork is incredible tonight. Joshua appears like he’s nonetheless making an attempt to determine Usyk out. Proper hand by Joshua lands. Left hand cracks Joshua. Laborious left hand hurts AJ! 10-9 Usyk (29-28 Usyk)
Spherical 2 (5:23 p.m.): Spherical 2 opens with Usyk urgent ahead. AJ with a jab. Numerous motion by Usyk. Joshua lands to the physique. Usyk flashing punches however misses. AJ lands a proper hand. Usyk is busy and making an attempt to work his method in whereas Joshua consists. Laborious proper hand lands by AJ. Usyk unfazed. Shut spherical however 10-9 Joshua (19-19)
Spherical 1 (5:19 p.m): Joshua meets Usyk in the midst of the ring. Eats a jab. Joshua lands a proper hand. AJ paws with the jab. Proper hand lands that backs Usyk up. Laborious left hand by Usyk lands. Usyk is closing the gap early. Proper hand down the center by AJ as Usyk circles. Usyk lands to the physique. Left hand lands because the spherical involves a detailed. 10-9 Usyk
5:06 p.m.: Anthony Joshua enters to an absolute eruption from the group. He is carrying a easy white gown with black lettering that could possibly be seen as a nod to the legendary Muhammad Ali. After which he follows with Robert Tepper’s “No Simple Approach Out” from Rocky IV. That is unimaginable.
5:02 p.m.: Usyk makes his strategy to the ring. It is a lengthy stroll for Usyk as the group of almost 70k followers are towards him tonight.
4:56 p.m.: We have had numerous downtime however now it’s time because the nationwide anthems for each fighters are being sung. We’re minutes away from Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk!
4:00 p.m.: Welp, that is it. Okolie saved trying to land one thing to the pinnacle however discovered his mark on the physique and landed a left hook as Prasovic tried to flee the proper hand. Prasovic instantly crumbled to the canvas and could not discover the power to beat the ache and get to his ft. Third-round knockout for Okolie (17-0, 14 KOs), who will probably be attention-grabbing to see how he is matched up sooner or later.
3:58 p.m.: It did not take lengthy for Okolie to seek out his mark and landed a proper hand excessive on Prasovic to attain a knockdown within the second spherical. Prasovic made it out of the spherical together with his senses intact however the finish is definitely close to.
3:40 p.m.: The co-main occasion is up subsequent as Lawrence Okolie makes his first protection of his WBO cruiserweight title towards Dilan Prasovic. The expectation is that Okolie makes brief work of Prasovic however he cannot overlook his opponent, irrespective of how a lot he is anticipated to win.
3:19 p.m.: Some residence cooking right here for Campbell Hatton, who received a unanimous determination over Martinez with scores of 58-57 from all three judges. That is completely weird. Martinez was sharper, landed the more durable punches and just about dominated Hatton. Alas, boxing is what boxing is.
3:02 p.m.: Up now could be Campbell Hatton, son of former champion Ricky Hatton, taking up the rugged Sonny Martinez. By way of three rounds it has been Martinez choosing Hatton aside. Hatton (3-0) is recreation and making an attempt to maintain his undefeated document intact however he is having a tough time determining Martinez.
2:22 p.m.: Oh my goodness. That was scary. Callum Smith’s mild heavyweight debut was a profitable one, albeit a daunting end as he uncorked a vicious proper hand that put Lenin Castillo down and out within the second spherical. Castillo hit the canvas arduous and his physique instantly short-circuited. He is at the moment getting medical care and has been down for a number of minutes. They’re now stretchering him out of the ring. Scary moments.
Right here’s every little thing you could learn about Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk, including the start time, schedule and how to watch.
How a lot does Joshua vs. Usyk value?
- DAZN: $19.99 monthly or $99.99 for the yr
- Sky Sports activities Field Workplace: €24.95 or $33.81
DAZN has subscription choices for $19.99/month or $99.99 for a whole yr. In Canada, the worth is $20 CAD a month or $150 CAD a yr. Sky Sports activities Field Workplace can be broadcasting Saturday’s struggle for €24.95.
What time does Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk begin?
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 25
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Joshua vs. Usyk: 5 p.m. ET (approximate)
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
The Joshua vs. Usyk card is anticipated to begin at roughly 1 p.m. ET on Saturday. Six different fights can be held earlier than the Joshua vs. Usyk bout begins.
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk outcomes
- Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk — WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles
- Lawrence Okolie def. Dilan Prasovic through third spherical KO (1:57)
- Campbell Hatton def. Sonny Martinez through unanimous determination (58-57, 58-57 & 58-57)
- Callum Smith def. Lenin Castillo through 2nd spherical KO (:55)