Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk Best Odds & Predictions

Joshua v Usyk Odds & Predictions

Anthony Joshua will be going all-out to successfully defend his WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titles when he does battle with undisputed cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk on September 25th, therefore now is a great time to register with any of our featured bookmakers where you can find the very best Joshua v Usyk odds and the latest free bets on the big fight.

 

 

The UK’s unified champion does battle with the as-yet unbeaten Ukrainian on September 25th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, live coverage provided by Sky Sports Box Office.

AJ was expected to lock horns with Tyson Fury in order to unite the heavyweight titles during the summer, however Fury was forced to full out of the eagerly anticipated clash and go head-to-head with Deontay Wilder instead. As such, Joshua has been searching for a new opponent and this has come in the form of WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk. AJ is certain to be given a stern test by the Ukrainian and he must win in order to keep alive his ambition of claiming all of the heavyweight belts.

 

 

When does Joshua v Usyk take place?

The 12-round heavyweight battle will get underway on Saturday 25th September 2021 and promoter Eddie Hearn has indicated that the ring walks will commence at 10pm. The location for the fight will be the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

 

 

Joshua v Usyk Best Betting Odds

 

When did they last meet?

These two last did battle in the London Olympic Games back in 2012 although they have been vastly different weights in subsequent years. With Usyk bulking up and Joshua slimming down, when will these two opponents take to the scales?

 

When is the weigh-in?

Usyk and Joshua will step onto the scales on Friday 24th September, approximately 24 hours before they do battle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London. In response to questions regarding whether or not he will be big enough to handle Joshua, Usyk showed that his weight was 230lbs during the summer.

 

What has Joshua said about the fight?

When asked whether he considered Usyk to be his toughest ever opponent, AJ said:

“100 per cent, he will be. Movement means you are never stationery to get hit. Movement is important.

“Concentration – when you want to [punch], you lock in, then make a move. You have to make sure your brain works.

“That can be mentally fatiguing so I am sharpening the mind so that I can concentrate for the 12 rounds.

“Also I practice having the ability to [punch] four times, not just once. Concentrate, take your time, pin him down.

“It’s a fight for the brain. Knowing what you’ve got in front of you and knowing how to deal with it.

“You can either be aggressive, corner [him], throw everything at it. Or take your time, be clever, then knock [him] out.