Anthony Joshua’s planned world heavyweight title fight against Oleksandr Usyk is set to be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Joshua has held talks about a fight against WBO mandatory challenger Usyk and the 62,000 seated venue has been picked as the preferred venue for the bout, which is scheduled for September.
Joshua had agreed to face Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last June, but the fight was switched to Wembley Arena last December due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Joshua’s proposed undisputed world title fight against Tyson Fury fell through last month, prompting the WBO to order the unified champion to fulfil a defence against Usyk.
The former Olympic champion beat Kubrat Pulev in December last year and has been frustrated on the sidelines ever since, hopeful that a deal with Fury could be struck.
He will now have to put that disappointment behind him and focus on Usyk, who will enter the fight as a significantly smaller fighter but possesses unquestionable technical quality.
Usyk remains unbeaten in 18 fights as a professional but is relatively inexperienced in the heavyweight division.