Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight championship deciding fight against Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday, September 25, is set to be one of pay-per-view boxing’s most expensive ever.
Joshua holds the IBF and WBA heavyweight titles, but he faces the undefeated Usyk in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The bout with Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion of heavyweights, was originally set for August 14, but was cancelled.
And his fight next week will be one of the most expensive in UK PPV history, setting fans back £24.95 to watch the British champion fight his Ukrainian rival.
Online boxing editor for talkSPORT Michael Benson announced on Twitter: “Now officially confirmed that the Sky UK PPV price for Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk on Sept 25 is £24.95.”
Joshua has been out of action since beating Kubrat Pulev in December 2020 but will be hoping to mark his return with a 25th professional win, his only loss having come against Andy Ruiz in 2019.
In preparation for the fight, he has been staying in Sheffield for the duration his training camp to be closer to Rob McCracken.
His opponent Usyk is also a gold medallist, with an 18-0 record. But only two of those were in the heavyweight category since Usyk moved up a level.
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Although Joshua is four inches shorter than AJ, the 34-year old will be able to exploit his boxing skills and movement.
To prepare for the highly-anticipated bout against Fury, Deontay Wilder will be fighting Deontay Wilder in October, AJ must defeat his threatening challenger.
The undercard features Campbell Hatton, Callum Smith, and Lawrence Okolie.