Tickets for Anthony Joshua’s IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight world title defense against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday 25 September are sold out within the first 24 hours of sales.
‘AJ’ has sold out stadiums and arenas around the world and now the heavyweight division’s biggest attraction is returning to the sensational, state-of-the-art home of Tottenham Hotspur FC in the capital for its fifth stadium fight
Over 100,000 fans waited in the StubHub ticket queue for their chance to get a seat in one of the biggest heavyweight duels of the year, in which two Olympic champions from London 2012 battled the undisputed supremacy.
Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) dominated and then defeated IBF Mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev to get a brutal ninth-round knockout for the last time in December in his first bout on British soil at the SSE Arena, Wembley, in Povetkin in seven explosive rounds at Wembley Stadium in September 2018.
The Ukrainian pound-for-pound star Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) switched to the heavyweight division after dominating the cruiserweight division and ended his extraordinary spell at 200 pounds as the undisputed king with a phenomenal winning streak in his opponent’s backyard against Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis, Murat Gassiev and Tony Bellew.
The 2012 Olympic gold medalist began his attack on the heavyweight division by retiring Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds at Wintrust Arena in Chicago in October 2019, and continued his quest to become the two-weight world champion when he joined Derek Chisora Over 12 rounds in The. trumped SSE Arena, Wembley last October.
Details about the undercard will be announced in due course.