Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua faces former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday (DAZN, 1 p.m. ET, main event at 5 p.m. ET).
Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs), 31, of Watford, England, ranked No. 2 in ESPN’s heavyweight rankings, owns the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles. His most recent fight was a ninth-round TKO victory over Kubrat Pulev in December at Wembley Stadium in London.
Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs), 34, of Shypyntsi, Ukraine, unified all four major cruiserweight world titles by defeating Murat Gassiev in the World Boxing Super Series final in July 2018.
After defending the belts against Tony Bellew four months later, Usyk moved up to heavyweight in 2019, where he has victories over Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora.
If Joshua wins, he’ll turn his attention to the winner of the fight between WBC champ Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, who meet in Las Vegas on Oct. 9 for the third time. If Usyk pulls the upset, Joshua has stated he’ll face Usyk again in a rematch.
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