Anthony Joshua’s bout with WBO mandatory challenger set to take place at Premier League stadium

Anthony Joshua’s title defence against Oleksandr Usyk will be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, according to Sky Sports.

While the boxing world had hoped to see Joshua step into the ring to face Tyson Fury this year, that’s now not going to happen, with ‘The Gypsy King’ instead taking on Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight.

Joshua will now be fighting the WBO mandatory contender, Oleksandr Usyk, as is mentioned in Sky Sports’ report.

Usyk is a rising star in the heavyweight division, with his win by unanimous decision over Derek Chisora proof that he can slog it and survive with the biggest punchers in the sport.

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Oleksandr Usyk strikes Derek Chisora during UD victory

His attempt to steal Joshua’s belts will have a venue fit for a fight of this magnitude, too, with Sky Sports reporting that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is expected to host the bout in September.

Spurs’ stadium can hold over 60,000 people, but it remains to be seen exactly how many fans will be allowed to attend come that potential September date, whether it be a full capacity or merely a fraction.

Official confirmation is expected to follow in due course.

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