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What time is Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk? Fight start time and ring walks

Joshua and Usyk take part in a massive fight this weekend between the unified heavyweight champion of the world and a pound-for-pound great coming up from cruiserweight

Anthony Joshua works out ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

Anthony Joshua’s unified heavyweight world title showdown with legendary cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk takes place this weekend at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Joshua, the more natural heavyweight, is a favourite heading into the bout, but it’s hard to argue with those who believe that Oleksandr Usyk’s incredible technical ability is going to cause him serious problems.

The fight is a massive one for both men’s legacies, with Usyk looking to become a two-weight world champion, and Joshua ideally hoping to set up an undisputed title fight with the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s trilogy next month.

To do that, he’ll need to get past one of the best technical boxers in the world, with Usyk an Olympic gold medalist during his amateur career before going on to dominate at cruiserweight in his professional outings.

There will be 63,000+ fans cheering the fighters on this weekend in the biggest British Boxing event since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s all you need to know about the fight…

What time are the fights on?

The ring walks for the main event are expected at 10.10pm local time on Saturday night, according to international broadcaster DAZN.

The stacked card of undercard bouts kicks off at 6pm at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.



Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk both want a massive win here
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How to watch via TV and live stream

The event will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK & Ireland, with the event kicking off at 6pm.

PPV costs £25, and can be purchased on the Sky Sports website.

Full fight card

Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk – WBA, WBC, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles

Lawrence Okolie vs. Dilan Prasovic – WBO cruiserweight title

Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo – light heavyweight

Maxim Prodan vs. Florian Marku – IBF international welterweight title

Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov – vacant WBA intercontinental middleweight title

Campbell Hatton vs. Izan Dura – lightweight







Quotes corner

Joshua : “I’m not a major historian so I won’t reel off every fight I’ve watched but I’ve watched a lot.

“I don’t do it because I want people to respect me. It’s not complicated. It’s my job, an opportunity to make a living. It’s a blessing.

“These are the best days of my life. I started in 2008 during a global financial crisis and not a lot of people were able to invest in sport.

“So it’s been a blessing to get this far. I promote boxing not to be famous but so that everyone can benefit from it.

“I’m not an easy fight for anyone. I like fighting. I’m here, I’m blessed, I’m happy and I don’t take anyone for granted.

“This is my passion for the next X amount of years.”









Usyk : “I feel fine. I look forward to this. I’d like to thank Eddie Hearn and my team. I’m grateful this is happening.

“Every fight makes history and me and Anthony are going to make another piece of history, something people will be talking about.”




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