The continuing new saga For Unified Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s necessary title protection with former Cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk continues. Nevertheless, stories Tuesday are that the deal is near being finalized for a Joshua – Usyk battle to happen in September.
Sky Sports activities in London reported Tuesday afternoon that Tottenham Hotspur Stadium simply north of London is the obvious venue alternative for later this 12 months,
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has mentioned for the final 2 weeks, together with most lately to broadcast associate DAZN that he believes the Joshua – Usyk battle can be signed for later this week.
In fact, most battle followers and observers, heard that week after week and month after month earlier this 12 months. This, when Hearn was unable to get Tyson Fury and his administration staff to agree for a possible Undisputed Heavyweight title battle with WBC Heavyweight, Tyson Fury, in August in Saudi Arabia.
As an alternative the clock primarily ran out, when a U.S. arbitrator dominated that Fury must battle former champion Deontay Wilder a 3rd bout. That may now be in Las Vegas on July twenty fourth.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a 65,000 seat state-of-the-art facility that was simply redone within the spring of 2019. It not solely homes the English Premier League “Spurs” soccer staff but in addition has a multi-year take care of the NFL to play at the least two of its video games in that Stadium over the course of the following 4 years.
The NFL introduced final month that two video games can be performed there in October.
Joshua, 24-1, was initially going to battle his IBF necessary Kutbrat Pulev within the stadium final July. Nevertheless, the Covid 19 pandemic shut down the game and scuttled all plans with followers, particularly within the U.Okay. Joshua finally fought and kayoed Pulev in December on the Wembley enviornment in entrance of restricted followers.
As for Usyk, he was final in motion in the identical Wembley Enviornment with no followers final October decisioning Dereck Chisora. That was the unbeaten Ukranian’s second bout at Heavyweight and he and his staff have been ready for weeks for Hearn to finalize a deal for his problem to Joshua’s titles.
The WBO has threatened Joshua with probably stripping him of their world title, if he didn’t battle Usyk quickly. Hearn has repeatedly requested for extensions to get a deal executed. And, now, it seems to being executed.
Then once more, Hearn saying it should get executed and the deal getting executed are two various things.