Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
The unified champion had hoped to fight for the final belt in an undisputed clash with Tyson Fury this summer, but plans fell apart last month.
After Deontay Wilder’s arbitration victory, the “Gypsy King” will face him again on October 9, live on talkSPORT
As a result, the WBO ordered AJ to defend against his overdue mandatory Usyk.
The parties have agreed to terms and this fight has now been formalized.
Usyk previously won all the belts at cruiserweight as the undisputed champion.
Since moving to heavyweight it has become automatically mandatory and recorded wins over Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora to set him up for a title shot.
“The date is set and we are totally stuck,” Joshua said.
“On September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put everything on the line and it’s time to defend my crown.
“We are two Olympic gold medalists who fought to the top and never avoided challenges.
“The stadium is exceptional, the atmosphere will be electric, I am honored to be the first person to fight in such an impressive place.
“The stage is set and I am ready to run business. “
Usyk simply said, “The path will be mastered by the one who walks. “