Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host boxing for the first time in September with Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk going head-to-head in N17.
Initially set to host Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev in June 2020, the showdown was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The fight was one of a number of events to be cancelled at Tottenham’s ground with rugby union, rugby league, NFL and concerts all postponed as a result.
However, boxing will now take place in north London when the 31-year-old puts his four title belts on the line against Usyk.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 25.
The video will auto-play soon8Cancel
Waiting a long time to fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Joshua is pleased a date is now firmly set in place.
“The date is set and we are fully locked in. September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put it all on the line again and it’s time to defend my crown,” he said.
“We are two Olympic Gold medalists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges. “
Speaking following the announcement, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said he cannot wait for the fight to come around as it will showcase the stadium’s ability to host a number of different events.
“This is a huge occasion for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Anthony Joshua is an icon in the world of sport and to have him fight here in London N17, against a top opponent in Oleksandr Usyk, will be amazing for the area of Tottenham,” said Levy.
“This event will once again showcase the stadium’s ability to take the hosting of world-class sporting occasions to the next level – we cannot wait for September 25.”
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport chairman, added: “Olympic Gold vs. Olympic Gold, Unified World Heavyweight Champion vs. Undisputed Cruiserweight World Champion this one has it all and I can’t wait to stage this huge event in front of over 60,000 at the stunning Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.”
Do you want an exclusive pre-season Spurs preview – both in your inbox and through your letterbox? Head over hereto find out more and secure your copy!