Anthony Joshua is ready to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in opposition to WBO obligatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
As reported by Sky Sports activities, Joshua will defend the world heavyweight title on the third-largest soccer venue in England, with the showdown anticipated to happen in September.
By the point Joshua will get to deal with Usyn, the Premier League season might be effectively underway. The 2021/2022 Premier League fixtures are set to be introduced on 16 June, and fairly clearly the struggle wouldn’t happen throughout a house Tottenham sport.
It stays to be seen how Joshua’s world heavyweight title bout would have an effect on the stadium’s pitch and subsequently the primary Spurs house sport after the occasion.
The well-known British boxer already had a match deliberate to be staged on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June 2020.
Nevertheless, his encounter with Kubrat Pulev was moved to Wembley final December due to the COVID-19 protocols.
Joshua appears destined to struggle at his most popular venue this time round, with Tottenham’s new venue set to host its first boxing occasion.
With a seating capability of 62,850, the stadium has up to now hosted a number of NFL fixtures and stays the one venue outdoors North America particularly designed for such functions.
Certainly, the stadium isn’t any stranger to large occasions outdoors soccer, with the choice to stage such a distinguished conflict right here highlighting the spectacular construction of Spurs’ house floor.
In November 2020, Daniel Levy said the stadium development price the membership £1.2 billion – internet hosting occasions like it will go a great distance in direction of paying off the prices.
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