Anthony Joshua’s deliberate world heavyweight title combat in opposition to Oleksandr Usyk is ready to be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Sky Sports activities Information understands.
Britain’s WBA, IBF and WBO champion has been holding talks a few combat in opposition to WBO obligatory challenger Usyk and the 62,000 seated venue has been picked as the popular venue for the bout, which is anticipated to be scheduled in September.
Joshua had agreed to face Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium final June, however the combat was switched to Wembley Area final December as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk advised Sky Sports activities final week he hoped to finalise the combat.
“We’re ready for King AJ’s determination whether or not he’s courageous sufficient to get dethroned.”
He had beforehand advised Sky Sports activities: “There are not any seen obstacles to the deal to not happen.”
Joshua’s proposed undisputed world title combat in opposition to Tyson Fury fell via final month, prompting the WBO to order the unified champion to fulfil a defence in opposition to Usyk.
The Ukrainian star has vowed to seize all of the world heavyweight titles after turning into undisputed champion at cruiserweight.
Joshua was ringside for Usyk’s final win, a factors victory over Derek Chisora in October, earlier than he retained his titles with a ninth-round knockout of Pulev in December.