Joshua vs Usyk: Watch a live stream of an undercard fight from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua collides with undefeated Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, the WBO mandatory challenger, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office
Joshua ready to cut it short or go the distance
Oleksandr Usyk is comfortably the best fighter that Anthony Joshua has faced since first becoming heavyweight world champion, writes Matt Majendie.
But the Londoner is confident he can either cut short his opponent’s night in London tomorrow or else outbox one of the most technically gifted fighters in the sport if the bout goes the distance.
Joshua faces the toughest challenge since taking on Usyk’s countryman Wladimir Klitschko back in 2017 but believes he will get another Ukrainian win under his belt at Tottenham Hotpsur Stadium.
“You always aim to prepare for a 12-round fight but hope to cut it short,” he said. “You aim to knock people out. But I can outbox him, of course I can and I can out strength him.”
Callum Smith produced a huge knockout on his light-heavyweight debut against Lenin Castillo, who was taken to hospital, while Campbell Hatton was fortunate to escape with a win against Uruguay’s Sonni Martinez in his fourth professional fight and first over six rounds.
Boxing schedule and results
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk
Lawrence Okolie bt Dilan Prasovic
Campbell Hatton bt Sonni Martinez
Callum Smith bt Lenin Castillo
Florian Marku bt Maxim Prodan
Christopher Ousley bt Khasan Baysangurov
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