By Vanessa Ekperaka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) will be defending his WBO heavyweight strap against mandatory Oleksandr Usyk back at home in September at the 62,000 seat Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London on Sky Box Office.
Let Charles Brun say it right now; this is a big stadium for such a low-level fight like this one between the gargantuan 6’6″ Joshua and the light-hitting former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs).
Usyk can’t punch at the heavyweight level, and he’s going to be in for a world of hurt against Joshua in this contest. Unless Joshua gasses out and keels over from exhaustion, this bout won’t last long. Usyk looked so horrendously bad against Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora.
There are no words to describe how awful Usyk looked in both fights, particularly the Chisora match. As old and past it as the 37-year-old Chisora is, he came close to beating Usyk last October at the Wembley Arena, losing a narrow 12 round split decision.
Hopefully, Eddie Hearn hasn’t picked a venue too large for the actual fight. Usyk doesn’t have much of a following, and virtually no one will be giving him a chance of winning this fight.