According to the news outlet Sky Sports, which cite its sources, the fight between the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua and the mandatory contender for the WBO title will be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. There is no information on the exact date of the confrontation yet, but it is assumed that the rivals will split the ring in September. It is also reported that the fight may be officially announced by the end of this week.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is located in the north of London and is the home arena of Tottenham Hotspur football club, with a capacity of over 62 thousand spectators and is the largest stadium in the British capital after Wembley Stadium.
Recall that Joshua was supposed to fight against the WBC world champion compatriot Tyson Fury, but almost at the last moment before signing a contract for the fight, the court ordered Tyson to meet with American Deontay Wilder for the third time.
As for Usik, he is the former absolute champion in the first heavyweight division. He has been playing in the heavyweight division since December 2019. He had two fights in this weight category, defeating American Chazz Witherspoon ahead of schedule and Briton Derek Chisora by unanimous decision.