Anthony Joshua-Oleksandr Usyk live results and analysis.
The anthony joshua vs oleksandr usyk tickets is a live event that will be taking place on September 22nd. Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk are fighting for the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight titles.
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Shows up on BoxNation’s Boxing MattersOn Saturday, Anthony Joshua, the unified heavyweight champion, will fight Oleksandr Usyk, the former undisputed cruiserweight champion, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London (DAZN, 1 p.m. ET, main event at 5 p.m. ET).
Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs), 31, of Watford, England, is the WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight champion. He is rated No. 2 in ESPN’s heavyweight rankings. His most recent fight was a TKO win against Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round at Wembley Stadium in London in December.
By beating Murat Gassiev in the World Boxing Super Series final in July 2018, Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs), 34, of Shypyntsi, Ukraine, unified all four main cruiserweight world championships. Usyk stepped up to heavyweight in 2019, when he defeated Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora after defending the titles against Tony Bellew four months earlier.
If Joshua wins, he’ll focus on the winner of the WBC champion Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder bout, which takes place in Las Vegas on Oct. 9 for the third time. If Usyk wins, Joshua has said that he would fight Usyk again in a rematch.
Lawrence Okolie defends his WBO cruiserweight championship against Dilan Prasovic, while Callum Smith, a former super middleweight champion, fights Lenin Castillo in a 10-round light heavyweight bout.
From ringside, Nick Parkinson recounts the action:
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Smith defeats Lenin Castillo in a KO of the year contender
Callum Smith, the former WBC super middleweight world champion, returned to form with a devastating second-round stoppage of Lenin Castillo.
Smith has moved up a category in his quest to become a two-weight world champion after losing his belt to Canelo Alvarez by majority decision in December 2023.
Smith made a big statement when he laid Castillo flat on his back with his right hand. The right punch caused Castillo’s knees to quiver, and he required medical attention for many minutes before being taken out of the ring on a stretcher.
Smith (28-1, 20 KOs), a Liverpool native who has defended his super middleweight championship twice, is targeting a crack at the 175-pound belt next year.
Castillo, 33, of the Dominican Republic, went the distance with Dmitry Bivol in a unanimous decision defeat for the WBA light heavyweight world championship in October 2019, but he was soon outclassed by Smith.
Marku wins a split decision against Prodan
Welterweight In a split decision victory, Florian Marku, left, outpointed Maxim Prodan. Matchroom Boxing/Eddie Keogh
In a welterweight bout, Florian Marku jabbed his way to a split-decision victory against Maxim Prodan.
Marku won by scores of 97-93, 96-94, with Prodan winning by a score of 99-91. In the end, Marku put up a disciplined effort in the second bout on the program.
Prodan (19-1-1, 15 KOs), who was born in Ukraine and now lives in Italy, was sluggish to get going, and in the last round, Marku was so confident that he was raising his hands in joy.
London-based Marku (9-0, 6 KOs), a 28-year-old Albanian, had a lot of support from the early comers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and he seemed to have scored a third-round knockdown when Prodan was left on the mat. Fortunately for Prodan, it was determined to be a mistake.
Marku’s jab enabled him to dominate the early rounds, and he looked so comfortable that he sat on his stool with his legs crossed in between rounds.
Despite Marku raised his hands and claiming he was not injured, Prodan landed a flurry of punches at the opening of the sixth round and had additional success late in the round.
In the following rounds, including the final round, Prodan was the busier man, but it was only enough to persuade one of the three judges. Marku was awarded the regional welterweight championship as a consequence of the fight.
Baysangurov loses against Ousley
Christopher Ousley, left, celebrates his decision win against Khasan Baysangurov in the middleweight division. Matchroom Boxing/Mark Robinson
Christopher Ousley beat Khasan Baysangurov by a 10-round majority decision to get closer to world middleweight championship contention.
In the fifth round, the Chicago-based fighter came out swinging with hooks after a strong fourth round.
Baysangurov (21-2, 11), of Samashki, Russia, stayed combative throughout, but Ousley’s deft boxing allowed him to finish him out. Ousley’s previous bout, against Sergio Acosta Osuna in May, ended in a no-contest when he was deemed to have delivered a low blow. When he heard the scores of 95-95, 97-94, 97-94 on Saturday night, he fell to his knees in joy.
For the first time since Rob Brant stopped him in the 11th round for the WBA middleweight championship in February 2019, Baysangurov was defeated.
More to come:
- Anthony Joshua takes on Oleksandr Usyk for the IBF, WBA, and WBO heavyweight championships in a 12-round bout.
- Lawrence Okolie defends his WBO cruiserweight championship against Dilan Prasovic in a 12-round bout.
Anthony Joshua is set to fight Oleksandr Usyk in the ring at Madison Square Garden. The anthony joshua vs oleksandr usyk odds will be updated live as the fight progresses.