Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk pass the scale. .
The heavyweight titles are in the air and Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk They are only 12 rounds away from facing each other by belts from the IBF, WBA and WBO boxing organizations. Although The fight will take place until the night (local time) of this Saturday, September 25 in the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, the opponents they met face to face for the weigh-in of this friday.
The Ukrainian challenger Oleksandr Usyk returned to London, where he won the gold medal in 2012, with a perfect record of 18 wins, 13 of them by knockout. Usyk took the stage with a focused gaze and raised fist. Already on the scale, the Ukrainian recorded his highest weight so far at 221 pounds (100.2 kilograms).
To defend your title, two-time world champion, Englishman Anthony Joshua he was more relaxed on arrival. Behind him, his two belts accompanied them to the rhythm of “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes. The fighter’s mass figure gave a total of 240 pounds (108.8 kilograms).
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The opponents came forward to face the audience: Joshua with his fists at chest level and Usyk with a big smile. When it comes to turning around and meeting each other’s eyes, the Ukrainian gave a cold look and was completely rigid while the English chewed something. After a few seconds, the champion raised his fists and they both clenched tightly hand.
The great face-to-face tension eased when they re-introduced themselves to the audience. Both fighters they pointed at their opponent when he flexed his muscles in a tone of between game and admiration.
Near the end, the Englishman took the microphone and thanked everyone for their presence, in addition to remembering his origins as a fighter in London. Joshua later stated that “there is no game plan, just win, because you never know what will happen when the bell rings.”
When is? September 25th
Where is? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
At what time is it? 1:00 PM EST AND 10:00 AM PACIFIC
What channels will it be broadcast on? DAZN for the entire United States; MARCA Claro will give the most outstanding details of the billboard.