Joshua vs Usyk: Booking information for world heavyweight title fight. Anthony Joshua defends his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against former undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk – and you can book it now! Britain’s unified world champion faces the unbeaten Ukrainian at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
From Wednesday, September 1, for Sky + customers, go to Channel 491 and press the green button to go to Sky Sports Box Office. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event. Press select, and the buy screen will be displayed. Press select to confirm your order. Enter your pin if prompted. From Saturday, September 18, no matter what channel you are on, press Box Office. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event. Press select, and the buy screen will be displayed. Press select to confirm your order. Enter your pin if prompted.
By Barry Holbrook: Joe Joyce isn’t sure which version of Anthony Joshua will turn up for his title defense against WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk on September 25th. WBO Joyce wonders whether Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) will be using his new adopted Klitschko fighting style against the unbeaten Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) or if he’ll look to bomb him out with big shots on the night.
Joshua, 31, is facing what could be the toughest of his eight-year professional career against the crafty southpaw Usyk, who has bulked up for this fight. We don’t know how Usyk will look and how hard he’ll be hitting with the additional weight that he’s packed on his 6’3″ frame. In Usyk’s last fight in the heavyweight division against Derek Chisora on October 31st last year, he weighed 217 lbs and showed very little power.
For the Joshua fight, Usyk is expected to weigh in the low 230s, and he could possess more pop on his punches. As we’ve seen in the past, Joshua’s punch resistance and stamina aren’t exactly the greatest for a fighter that has his huge following. Usyk Could Make It Tough For Joshua
“It’s an interesting one because I wonder what Joshua is going to do, and I wonder what Usyk,” said Joyce in giving his view on Anthony Joshua’s September 25th title defense against WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk in London, England.