Sport What time is Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk today? PPV schedule, main card start time
Fight Week: Anthony Joshua returns against Oleksandr Usyk
FIGHT WEEK HEAVYWEIGHT TITLEHOLDER ANTHONY JOSHUA RETURNS TO THE RING AGAINST FORMER CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMP OLEKSANDR USYK ON SATURDAY IN LONDON. *** JA’RICO O’QUINN (14-0-1, 8 KOs) VS. SAUL SANCHEZ (16-1, 9 KOs) Your browser does not support this video When: Friday, Sept. 24 Where: Central Park Community Center, Broken Arrow, Okla. TV/Stream: Showtime (ShoBox) Division: Bantamweight At stake: No titles Pound-for-pound ranking: None Odds: NA Also on the card: Jayvon Garnett vs. Luis Reynaldo Nunez, featherweights; Alejandro Guerrero vs. Otar Eranosyan, junior lightweights.
Anthony Joshua is considered one of the two top heavyweights in the world, along with fellow Brit Tyson Fury. While the world is eagerly waiting for them to square off, Joshua first needs to make it past another top-tier contender.
On Saturday, Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) will face Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. The fight will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office.
Joshua is looking to defend his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles, which he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr. in June of 2019 and regained in December of that year. Usyk, who was previously the WBA (super), WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring cruiserweight champion, will be making his third appearance at heavyweight against his toughest opponent yet.
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Check out the latest information on how much Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will make ahead of their heavyweight clash on Saturday.But how about the intrigue for this fight? According to InsiderSport, Joshua vs. Usyk will air across 170 countries and territories on DAZN, and Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, predicted the bout would draw a capacity crowd in excess of 60,000 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Usyk is currently the fourth-highest rated heavyweight behind Fury, Joshua and Deontay Wilder, and could easily play himself into another top-tier fight with a victory on Saturday.
Here’s everything you need to know about Joshua vs. Usyk, including what time the bout starts and broadcast information.
What time does Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk start?
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 25
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Joshua vs. Usyk: 5 p.m. ET (approximate)
Saturday’s boxing card will begin at 1 p.m. ET with Joshua and Usyk expected to fight around 5 p.m. ET. There are six fights on the undercard of Joshua vs. Usyk: Lawrence Okolie and Dilan Prasovic for the WBC cruiserweight title; Callum Smith and Lenin Castillo at light heavyweight; Maxim Prodan vs. Florian Marku for the IBF international welterweight title; Campbell Hatton vs. Sonni Martinez at super featherweight; Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov for the WBC intercontinental middleweight title; and Daniel Lapin vs. Pawel Martyniuk at light heavyweight.
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How to watch Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk:
- UK: Sky Sports Box Office
- US/Canada: DAZN
Joshua’s fight against Usyk can befor those in Canada and the United States. Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the bout from the United Kingdom.
PPV price for Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk
- DAZN: $19.99 per month or $99.99 for the year
- Sky Sports Box Office: €24.95 or $33.81
Where is Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk?
The pay-per-view fight will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight card
- Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk — WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles
- Lawrence Okolie vs. Dilan Prasovic — WBC world cruiserweight title
- Campbell Hatton vs. Sonni Martinez — super featherweights
- Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo — light heavyweights
- Maxim Prodan vs. Florian Marku — IBF international welterweight title
- Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov — WBA intercontinental title
How Anthony Joshua can bounce back from devastating title loss to Oleksandr Usyk .
There have been so many comparisons between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury through the years, because they’re both giant-sized men from the United Kingdom with a special skill in beating people up. Joshua lost the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on Saturday and blew a payday that could have been upward of $100 million for a bout with Fury, when he was outboxed by Oleksandr Usyk in London. The primary difference between these men is that Fury is a gritty, hard-nosed guy who is a master strategist, while Joshua is a physical specimen where the whole is just a bit less than the sum of his parts. Joshua finds a way to lose, while Fury finds ways to win.