Picture Mix (Left) Anthony Joshua (Right) Oleksandr Usyk

British heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk are set to face up against each other on September 25th 2021.

According to media promoter Eddie Hearn, the majority of boxing executives would prefer the fight to be held at Wembley stadium in England.

How did we get here?

Anthony Joshua was initially supposed to come up against fellow British boxer Tyson Fury.

Nonetheless, after detailed scrutiny, the court decided that Deontay Wilder was eligible for a trilogy bout against Fury.

On Wilder's part, his initial matchup against Fury was a draw. In line with that, both parties had a rematch of which Tyson Fury came out victorious after 7 rounds.

Still, Wilder expressed the belief that he was eligible for a trilogy bout. Moving on, he set up his lawyers and fought his way to earn himself a third bout against Tyson Fury.

Initial happenings around Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

Before this time, arrangements for a bout tagged as the ‘Big British Showdown' had already been made. The fight would see Tyson Fury come up against Anthony Joshua.

Eddie Hearn, British promoter

All prior preparations were designed on the foundation that the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder bout had been settled.

To indicate how close the ‘Big British Showdown' was to becoming a reality, both parties had agreed on a date. More to that, a venue in Saudi Arabia had also been agreed upon.

However, all plans were shattered after the court granted Wilder the right to a trilogy.

Highlights on Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk bout

The bout against Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk is not expected to be met by lots of ecstasy from fans.

This is so because the majority of boxing fans never expected the sudden turn of events. As they all had eyes for the ‘Big British Showdown'.


Despite the anticipated disinterest from fans, AJ is tipped to come up victorious against Oleksandr Usyk.

Nevertheless, it is far from time to jump to conclusions. Supporters and fans alike are expected to keep their fingers and see how events pan out.

Article Writer ✏️ Ordu Daniel