Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk live fight updates, results, highlights from 2021 boxing match
Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) faces Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) today at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Sporting News will be following all of the action with live updates from the entire card including a round-by-round analysis of the main event.
Joshua, who is currently the WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion, will be making his third consecutive defense of his titles. Usyk, who was previously the undisputed cruiserweight champion, is making his third appearance at heavyweight.
Despite rumors of Joshua dropping weight ahead of the showdown with Usyk, the 31-year-old hit the scales at 240 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in, the same weight he fought at in his impressive title defense against Kubrat Pulev back in December.
The 34-year-old challenger came in at 221 pounds, the heaviest he’s ever fought at yet still 19 pounds lighter than Joshua.
Sporting News is providing live updates and highlights from Joshua vs. Usyk. Follow along for all of the round-by-round action:
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Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk live updates, highlights
(All times Eastern)
2:22 p.m.: Oh my goodness. That was scary. Callum Smith’s light heavyweight debut was a successful one, albeit a frightening finish as he uncorked a vicious right hand that put Lenin Castillo down and out in the second round. Castillo hit the canvas hard and his body immediately short-circuited. He’s currently getting medical care and has been down for several minutes. They are now stretchering him out of the ring. Scary moments.
Here’s everything you need to know about Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk, including the start time, schedule and how to watch.
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How much does Joshua vs. Usyk cost?
- DAZN: $19.99 per month or $99.99 for the year
- Sky Sports Box Office: €24.95 or $33.81
DAZN has subscription options for $19.99/month or $99.99 for an entire year. In Canada, the price is $20 CAD a month or $150 CAD a year. Sky Sports Box Office will be broadcasting Saturday’s fight for €24.95.
What time does Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk start?
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 25
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Joshua vs. Usyk: 5 p.m. ET (approximate)
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
The Joshua vs. Usyk card is expected to start at approximately 1 p.m. ET on Saturday. Six other fights will be held before the Joshua vs. Usyk bout begins.
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk card
- Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk — WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles
- Lawrence Okolie vs. Dilan Prasovic — WBC world cruiserweight title
- Campbell Hatton vs. Sonny Martinez — super featherweights
- Callum Smith def. Lenin Castillo via 2nd round KO (:55)
- Maxim Prodan vs. Florian Marku — IBF international welterweight title
- Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov — WBA intercontinental middleweight title
- Daniel Lapin vs. Pawel Martyniuk — light heavyweights
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