Anthony Joshua may not be fighting Tyson Fury this weekend, but the 3-weight champion is still set to put a fair amount of money in his pocket due to his troubles.
British heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is heading for another monster payday from a match against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.
The world is waiting for the long-awaited unification match between Joshua and his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles and Tyson Fury and his WBC and Ring Magazine titles, but the world will have a $ 200 million battle. I have to wait.
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As soon as Fury announces that he is fighting August 14th Joshua Back in May, a US judge forced Fury to fight Deontay Wilder in a trilogy match. Covid outbreak at Fury’s camp.. The battle was postponed to October 9.
But Joshua not only waits for Fury, but instead takes on the WBO’s essential challenger at the Ukrainian start Usyk.
And while the payday offered by the fight against Fury isn’t quite there, Joshua is expected to scrape at least £ 30m ($ 57m) in the fight and take 75-25 cuts in his wallet. Sun.. This is due to the battle taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is sold out in 30 minutes and includes a gate, VIP box and a quote for 1 million PPV subscribers.
Former unified cruiserweight champion Usyk, the fourth man in history to hold WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles at the same time, still holds £ 10m ($ A19m) in his pocket.
At the beginning of the week, Joshua weighs 8 kg heavier than Usyk and is looking for a reward after a Ukrainian manager has made his tagger. $ 400,000 Range Rover..
But while Joshua is clearly a favorite, some believe that Ukrainians, including Tyson Fury, can destroy the British.
Fury told BoxingScene:
“And I expect AJ to really run out of ideas.”
“If he doesn’t land early and get out of it, I think it’s a tough night, and perhaps even a loss of stoppage.”
As for how to beat him, Fury said he just needed to keep working.
“If you keep achieving that goal, sooner or later the big bodybuilders will fall apart at the seams-like old, cheap cushions, which will fall off little by little,” Fury added.
“He quickly runs out of ideas. He’s a one-trick pony.”
Even Dillian Whyte, who Joshua knocked out in the seventh round of the 2015 fight, said Joshua needed to blow Usyk out of the ring.
“Joshua is the 17th puncher and will play against the 14th man who can. He has to knock him out impressively in the 8th round-or something else, and that’s a bad night.” White said.
“Usik is a good technical boxer, but he’s weak in the heavyweight division and Joshua needs to blow him away.”
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will be competing in Australian time on Sunday, September 26th. The fight card starts early with the AEST start at 3 am. However, Joshua and Usyk will head to the ring around 7:10 am.
How to see?
The battle can be livestreamed exclusively in Australia DAZN..
— Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk, 12 Rounds, Heavyweight – Joshua’s Unified IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO Heavyweight Titles
— Lawrence O’Corey vs. Dylan Prashovic, 12 Rounds, Cruiserweight – O’Colly’s WBO Cruiserweight Title
— Callum Smith vs Lenin Castillo, 10 rounds, light heavyweight
— Maxim Prodan vs Florian Marc, 10 Rounds, Welterweight – Prodan’s IBF International Welterweight Title
— Christopher Aussie vs. Kasan Bay Sanglov, 10 Rounds, Middleweight – WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title
— Campbell Hatton vs Sony Martinez, 6 rounds, lightweight
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record: 24-1-0 (22 KO)
Last three battles
— December 12, 2020: Defeat Kubratopref in Round 9 KO
— July 12, 2019: Unanimous Victory vs Andy Ruiz Jr.
— January 6, 2019: Ross vs Andy Ruiz Jr. in Round 7 KO
height: 191 cm
arrival: 198 cm
record: 18-0 (13 KO)
Last three battles
— October 31, 2020: Derek Chisora wins against unanimous decision
— December 10, 2019: Defeat Chaz Witherspoon in Round 7 Retirement
— October 11, 2018: Defeat Tony Bellew in Round 8 KO