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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard: Lawrence Okolie to defend the world title, Callum Smith makes his light heavyweight debut after losing Canelo Alvarez and Campbell Hatton in action


The Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard has been confirmed ahead of their fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium later this month.

The unified British heavyweight champion will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against the mandatory Ukrainian challenger, but first comes the supporting cast.

Joshua vs Usyk is scheduled for September 25

Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk Undercard

Lawrence Okolie vs. Dilan Prasovic (WBO Cruiserweight title)

Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo (light-heavy)

Campbell Hatton vs. Izan Dura (super featherweight)

Florian Marku vs. Maxim Prodan (welterweight)

Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov (middleweight)

Just before the main event, Lawrence Okolie will defend his WBO cruiserweight title against mandatory challenger Dilan Prasovic.

The undefeated Briton, managed by AJ’s 258 MGT, won with a spectacular knockout against Krzysztof Glowacki when he claimed the belt in March and must now fight to keep it.

Also on the show, former WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith will make his light heavyweight debut against Lenin Castillo.

The Briton was dethroned from his belt by Canelo Alvarez in December and has therefore put on weight in an attempt to become a two-division champion.

Ricky Hatton’s son Campbell Hatton will have his fourth professional fight against Izan Dura in a super featherweight clash on the card.

Florian Marku vs. Maxim Prodan at welterweight and Christopher Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov at middleweight will also feature.

“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.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard: Lawrence Okolie to defend the world title, Callum Smith makes his light heavyweight debut after losing Canelo Alvarez and Campbell Hatton in action
Canelo beat Smith in 12 rounds in December
Ed Mulholland / Game Hall

“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. “

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