Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk: The Big Fight Preview - everything you need to know

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Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk have kept things laid back heading into their IBF, WBA (super), and WBO heavyweight title fight on Saturday in London. 

A win by Joshua sets him up for the winner of the Oct. 9 trilogy clash between WBC titlist Tyson Fury and former titleholder Deontay Wilder. 

An upset by the former undisputed cruiserweight champion sets himself for the opportunity to become a four-belt titleholder in two different weight classes.

Here are all the details to Joshua vs. Usyk.

Joshua vs. Usyk coverage

Joshua vs. Usyk weights

Joshua weighed in at 240 pounds, while Usyk registered 221.25 pounds on the scale. Read more about Friday's weigh-in here.

Joshua vs. Usyk odds

Joshua enters the fight as the favorite with -225 odds on BetMGM, meaning a $225 bet will land you $100 if he indeeds beats Usyk. Usyk is listed as the +200 underdog, spelling that a $100 wager can net you $200 if he hands Joshua his second loss.

When is the Joshua vs. Usyk fight? Date, start time

Date:  Saturday, Sept. 25
Main card:  1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST
Main event approx:  5:10 p.m. ET/10:10 p.m. BST

The Joshua vs. Usyk card takes place on Saturday, September 25. The main card begins at 1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST in the UK. They are expected to make their walks to the ring at around 5:10 p.m. ET/10:10 p.m. BST, depending on the outcome of the earlier main card fights.

What channel/stream is Joshua vs. Usyk?

UK:  Sky Sports Box Office

Sky Sports Box Office will be showing the fight in the UK and can be streamed online as well as on television.

Outside the UK, DAZN have the rights to the fight in 170+ countries. Click here to see if your country is one of them, and click here to find out how to sign up to DAZN.

Where is the Joshua vs. Usyk fight?

The card will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. This will be the first time both Joshua and Usyk have fought at Tottenham's new stadium. Joshua last fought Kubrat Pulev at Wembley Arena and Usyk most recently appeared at the very same venue in his last bout against Derek Chisora.

Anthony Joshua record and bio

Nationality:  British
Born:  Oct. 15, 1989
Height:  6-6
Reach:  82 inches
Total Fights:  25
Record:  24 -1-0 with 22 KOs

Oleksandr Usyk record and bio

Nationality:  Ukrainian
Born:  Jan. 17, 1987
Height:  6-3
Reach:  78 inches
Total Fights:  18
Record:  18-0 with 13 KOs

Joshua vs. Usyk fight card

  • Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk for Joshua's WBA, WBC, WBO Heavyweight titles
  • Lawrence Okolie vs. Dilan Prasovic for Okolie's WBO Cruiserweight title
  • Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo; Light Heavyweight
  • Maxim Prodan vs. Florian Marku; Welterweight
  • Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov; Middleweight
  • Campbell Hatton vs. Izan Dura; Lightweight

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