Anthony Joshua is set to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September
Negotiations for this fight have been on-going for a number of weeks and Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn even hinted the fight may not take place when he suggested the heavyweight world champion may take rematches against either Dillian Whyte or Andy Ruiz Jr.
Rumours speculated that the issue was a rematch clause, as Usyk would not obligated to sign for a rematch as the WBO mandatory challenger. But it seems some sort of agreement may have been reached between Joshua and Usyk as well as the WBO organisation.
The boxing event will also be the first non football event at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, which is located in North London, UK.