Anthony Joshua vs Usyk LIVE: Stream, latest updates, UK start time and how to watch online

Follow live coverage as Anthony Joshua fights Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in his latest defence of his unified world heavyweight titles. The Briton, who holds the IBF, WBO and WBA belts, takes on the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion, with the Ukrainian banking an opportunity to become a two-weight world champion in just his third fight since moving up in weight.

A brutal knockout of Kubrat Pulev last time out reestablished AJ’s power, but a contractual clause prevented an all-British undisputed fight against WBC champion Tyson Fury, who is now set for a third fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas next month. While Usyk dealt with a rough and rugged Derek Chisora over 12 energy-sapping rounds, setting up an intriguing stylistic battle with AJ tonight.

Joshua, who is destined to earn £15m for this fight, looked to be in tremendous shape at the weigh-in, having tipped the scales at 240 pounds, with Usyk also looking excellent at a career-high 221 pounds, with both men displaying respect in the final face-off before meeting in the ring. Joshua explained the rationale behind his weight: “Maybe if I’m fighting a shorter, stronger guy I might bulk up a bit, but I’ve got a good fighter with his legs, so I’m going to keep up with his footwork and hand speed and make sure I’m good right through for the duration.”

Cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie fights Dilan Prasovic on the undercard, which also features Callum Smith’s debut at light heavyweight and the latest instalment of Campbell Hatton journey to emulate his father Ricky Hatton in the professional ranks.

Follow live round-by-round updates, undercard results, analysis and reaction below from a big night of boxing at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:

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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk plus undercard

Marku vs Prodan

Starting to shape up nicely, this fight. It’s an eight-rounder so we are already more than a quarter of the way through.

Prodan goes down inside the first minute of the third but it was clearly a push and not a punch that caused him to hit the canvas. No knockdown says the referee. The Albanian contingent high up in the stadium are furious, not sure why though – was a clear push.

Marku with some nice dodging and diving. He then follows up those feints with some lovely stiff jabs down the pipe. The better quality came from the Albanian but there is no doubt Prodan is very busy.

Round 4 coming up.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk plus undercard

Marku vs Prodan

We kick off the action immediately with Florian Marku against Maxim Prodan in a welterweight contest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

This one had a bit of needle in the pre-fight press conference as the pair traded insults. It is Marku who has made the better start with a perfect jab.

Marku happy to box off the back foot and dominate the opening round. Prodan comes back with a few body shots of his own at the start of the second and probably did enough to take the round but you feel it’s the Albanian Marku who still looks in control.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk

Here is the undercard for tonight (in no particular order). We are beginning with Marku vs Prodan.

  • Callum Smith vs Lenin Castillo
  • Campbell Hatton vs Izan Dura
  • Florian Marku vs Maxim Prodan
  • Christopher Ousley vs Khasan Baysangurov
  • Daniel Lapin vs Pawel Martyniuk

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk

Are you guys ready?

We are just a few hours away from the biggest heavyweight fight of 2021 so far. Anthony Joshua defends his three world titles against the undefeated, former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

A simply mouthwatering prospect this evening. Cannot. Wait.

Anthony Joshua fights Oleksandr Usyk

Follow live coverage as Anthony Joshua fights Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in his latest defence of his unified world heavyweight titles.

The Briton, who holds the IBF, WBO and WBA belts, takes on the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion, with the Ukrainian banking an opportunity to become a two-weight world champion in just his third fight since moving up in weight.

A brutal knockout of Kubrat Pulev last time out reestablished AJ’s power, but a contractual clause prevented an all-British undisputed fight against WBC champion Tyson Fury, who is now set for a third fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas next month.

While Usyk dealt with a rough and rugged Derek Chisora over 12 energy-sapping rounds, setting up an intriguing stylistic battle with AJ tonight.

Follow all the latest throughout the night right here.

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