With his heavyweight titles on the line, Anthony Joshua is about to face his toughest opponent yet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
By Virgin TV Edit
Ready to rumble? All eyes will be on North London on Saturday 25 September when Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk headline a huge night of boxing, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
It’s a fight night that’s definitely not to be missed – and TiVo® customers can watch the first 30 minutes of the live broadcast at no extra cost from 6pm to 6.30pm on Channel 100. But before these heavyweights trade blows that are sure to shake the Big Smoke, we’ve answered all the big questions around this five-star bout…
Come on then, what’s this fight about?
If two colossal heavyweights battling it out in front of a pumped-up stadium sounds like your idea of a stellar Saturday night, this showdown between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk on Sky Sports Box Office is definitely for you.
It’s all set to be an epic night of action from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London, as Joshua and Usyk face off in a fight that will have huge ramifications for the current heavyweight scene. Throw in a stacked undercard bursting with top fights and you’ve got a must-watch evening of sporting entertainment.
Which belts are up for grabs?
Three of the biggies. Joshua is putting his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO Heavyweight titles on the line. That’s a lot of gold.
Who’s this Usyk fella?
In a nutshell, you really wouldn’t want to mess with him. The Ukrainian southpaw has won all 18 of his professional fights, knocking out his opponent in 13 of those encounters. His last bout came just over a year ago, when he defeated Derek Chisora on points for the WBO Inter-Continental Heavyweight title. Before stepping up to the heavyweight division, Usyk was the first ever cruiserweight to hold all four world titles.
And how did this showdown come about?
Joshua was due to face fellow Brit Tyson Fury, but negotiations between both camps broke down over the summer. Boxing’s bigwigs then demanded Joshua fight the mandatory challenger. Step forward Usyk.
Is Joshua versus Fury ever going to happen?
If Joshua can defeat Usyk and Fury beats Deontay Wilder next month, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t. “Sooner or later it has to happen,” Fury recently told Gary Neville’s The Overlap. Fingers crossed it does, because it would the very definition of unmissable if they squared off in the ring.
Who’s on the undercard?
Who isn’t? From Lawrence Okolie (above) fighting Dilan Prasovic for the WBO World Cruiserweight title to Maxim Prodan’s clash with Florian Marku for the IBF International Welterweight crown, there are big bouts everywhere you turn. Plus, Christopher Ousley will go head to head with Khasan Baysangurov for the WBA Intercontinental Middleweight crown, and the exciting Callum Smith steps into the ring with Lenin Castillo.
Ahead of their big showdown, see how Joshua and Usyk measure up…
When is Joshua v Usyk on TV?
This huge night of action starts at 6pm on Saturday 25 September on Sky Sports Box Office. It is available to order from 10am on Tuesday 21 September and costs £26.95 (HD) or £24.95 (SD).
How can I order the fight?
Tivo® and V6 customers: Go to Home > On Demand > Live Events, press the red button then choose your event and follow the instructions on screen. To view your booking, once purchased, go to On Demand > Live Events > Event Bookings.
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To watch this event, you must have a TiVo® box, Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®, or Virgin TV 360 box.
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