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06.26.2021 | 7:56 PM ET

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Joshua vs. Usyk
  • Saturday 09.25.2021 at 03:30 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: DAZN
  • Promotion: Matchroom Boxing
  • Ownership: Matchroom Sport
  • Co-Promoter: K2 Promotions
  • Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Location: Tottenham, London, United Kingdom
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  • TV Announcers: Todd Grisham, Darren Barker, Roy Jones Jr
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  • Interviews: Chris Lloyd | Backstage: Kate Abdo
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  • Boxing Bouts: 7
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Bout   Info
(Boxing)   Oleksandr Usyk  defeats  Anthony Joshua via Decision, Unanimous   12 Rounds, 36:00 Total Bout Page
(Boxing)   Lawrence Okolie  defeats  Dilan Prasovic via KO/TKO, Body Shot   1:57 Round 3 of 12, 7:57 Total Bout Page
(Boxing)   Campbell Hatton  defeats  Sonni Martinez via Decision, Points   6 Rounds, 18:00 Total Bout Page
(Boxing)   Callum Smith  defeats  Lenin Castillo via KO/TKO, Overhand Right   0:55 Round 2 of 10, 3:55 Total Bout Page
(Boxing)   Florian Marku  defeats  Maxim Prodan via Decision, Split   10 Rounds, 30:00 Total Bout Page
(Boxing)   Chris Ousley  defeats  Khasan Baysangurov via Decision, Majority   10 Rounds, 30:00 Total Bout Page
(Boxing)   Daniel Lapin  defeats  Pawel Martyniuk via Decision, Points   6 Rounds, 18:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

2021.07.18 5:48 PM ET

bout rumored

Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk
2021.07.20 1:03 PM ET

bout status update

Joshua vs. Usyk Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
2021.07.28 1:06 PM ET

bout rumored

Lawrence Okolie vs. Dilan Prasovic
2021.08.05 11:18 AM ET

bout rumored

Maxim Prodan vs. Florian Marku
2021.08.17 5:19 PM ET

bout announced

Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo
2021.08.25 10:41 AM ET

bout status update

Okolie vs. Prasovic Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
2021.08.25 10:41 AM ET

bout announced

Campbell Hatton vs. Izan Dura
2021.08.25 10:49 AM ET

bout status update

Prodan vs. Marku Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
2021.08.25 11:26 AM ET

bout announced

Chris Ousley vs. Khasan Baysangurov
2021.09.19 7:10 AM ET

bout announced

Daniel Lapin vs. Pawel Martyniuk
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09.19.2021 | 1:39 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   6th Place

Joshua vs. Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk, TKO, R10
Anthony, I am coming for you!!!

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09.19.2021 | 3:30 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 95th

Joshua vs. Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk, TKO, R4
Holy **** balls this is awesome!!

2021.09.20 3:11 AM ET

bout announced

Campbell Hatton vs. Sonni Martinez
2021.09.20 3:11 AM ET

bout status update

Hatton vs. Dura Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
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09.20.2021 | 6:05 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 148th

Joshua vs. Usyk
Joshua, TKO, R8
This is like Real Madrid vs Granada.... Joshua will defeat him easy
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09.20.2021 | 9:34 PM ET

Granada???

Predictions: 7 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   6th Place

You really compared Olympic Gold medalist, Undisputed Champion, top 3 Cruiserweight all time, current top 10 P4P to Granada????!! OK then.
I get it if you're a Joshua fan or if you just think Joshua wins but Usyk is a top class boxer. Saying otherwise is just wrong 

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09.20.2021 | 10:46 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 2 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 110th

Joshua vs. Usyk
Anthony Joshua, DEC
I think Joshua will win, but Usyk is a dangerous opponent.

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09.20.2021 | 11:12 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 88th

Don’t insult Granada!!!!! They the best soccer team. Don’t talk about soccer mate

"Qwack Qwack Qwack"

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09.21.2021 | 2:04 AM ET

Usyk is a beast. Easily the best prospect Joshua has faced and I'm picking him. Joshua is overrated. Record's more padded than a flat-chested *****'s bra. 

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09.21.2021 | 8:15 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 2 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 110th

@Mikey1903

Don't forget that the only reason Usyk moved up to Heavyweight in the first place was to duck the current Cruiserweight sensation Jake Paul! 

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09.22.2021 | 2:09 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 88th

Why did he actually move up? He was the #1 cruiserweight itw

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09.22.2021 | 3:02 AM ET

@kyleh

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 88th

Money, Legacy and competition  be the biggest reason. Heavyweight just have more people so bigger fights and more money. Also being heavyweight champ mean more. Also really help legacy being multi divisional champion. Usyk believe he'll kick every fighter at heavyweight ass. Rightfully so as dude is really good. So why not

Evender Holyfield was a cruiserweight for a example and he’s one of the greatest boxers of all time because of the move to heavyweight 

* Edited at 09.22.2021, 3:30 AM ET *

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09.22.2021 | 5:01 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 2 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 148th

I still believe this is not a competition. If you look at who fought usyk, that's not the top of the heavy weight. Show it first against, for example, Parker, or White. I think it's weird that AJ doesn't get the respect he deserves. His only loss against ruiz... But after that he showed himself again. Usyk is a good boxer but not against these kind of legends. my opinion huh
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09.22.2021 | 5:52 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 20th with 5 others

Joshua vs. Usyk
Anthony Joshua, TKO, R7
Usyk is too small for hw

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09.22.2021 | 9:14 AM ET

Lol nah Baldric

Predictions: 4 of 5 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   145th Place

Hahahaha really Baldric? AJ has a padded record? Yeah we're not gonna sit here and make up lies. I'm American and honestly don't care about AJ either way but padded? Really? Kevin Johnson, Dillian Whyte, Charles Martin, Dominic Breazeale, Eric Molina, Wladimir Klitschko, Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker, Alexander Povetkin, Andy Ruiz & Kubrat Pulev. By far the most title defenses currently over top 10 ranked guys. For years now. And is now taking on Usyk of all people. Lol yeah we aren't gonna make up lies like children here. Padded. Lmao 

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09.22.2021 | 12:47 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   6th Place

It's 1 of the things that I find most funny when people talk about fights/fighters.
People love to say "this guys records padded" "he beat nobody". etc.
If you think about it you're taking credit away from the Fighter you support by saying his opponent has a padded record. You should be talking his opponent up so when you're guy beats him, he beat a killer!

Joshua has a padded record? OK, so Olympic Gold medals, wins over more top 10 opponents than any other active Heavyweight, beaten multiple World Champions, schooled the guy who beat him in the rematch. Knocked out all but 2 opponents. If that's padded then what do you need to do to be good??!!!!

Same go's for Usyk. He is just as accomplished only at Cruiserweight. But I'd say Usyk was a better Cruiserweight than Joshua is a Heavyweight.

I'm still trying to figure out what my final prediction for this fight is. It's taking so long because both guys are very good!!! 

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09.22.2021 | 2:01 PM ET

Joshua looks good because Heavyweight Boxing is a Joke in 2021. It's a desert. It isn't that he's exceptional. It's that he's mediocre in a landscape of absolute jobbers. Even a mouldy sandwich is standout in a basket of turds. Half of the people Joshua has beaten are fat ancient sluggers who would have been beaten by mid-thirties butterbean. I'm surprised Povetkin's leg didn't fall off when he climbed through the ropes for his fight with Joshua TBH. If you combined the ages of Joshua's opponents the number would stretch back into pre-history. The Paleolithic period.

I can't even remember the last time HW Boxing was deep. The 90's?

Anyway, I'll still watch it and shake my fist angrily at the sky and tell anyone who'll listen how the whole division is a shower of gob****es while doing so, thankyou.

* Edited at 09.22.2021, 2:30 PM ET *

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09.22.2021 | 2:30 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 7 Winners, 3 Perfect, 440 Points   |   6th Place

Hmmm, this Joshua hate sounds familiar. Reminds me of a certain Galoot!!! 

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09.22.2021 | 2:44 PM ET

I'll hate whoever I like ye big dross hairy pile of shyte!!!

lol in all seriousness, it's true. He's nowhere near as bad as I say he is, I just don't like him.

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09.22.2021 | 3:24 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 0 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 220th

Joshua vs. Usyk
Anthony Joshua, TKO, R8
I personally think Joshua will be overwhelming for Usyk. Yeah, Usyk has that speed advantage but keep in mind that Joshua is like a much better version of Frank Bruno and is bigger. Also just being bias in my pick also.

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09.22.2021 | 4:21 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 6 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 95th

For me the ruiz loss and pitiful out pointing makes aj a paper champ he must fight deontay or tyson to redeem himself.
With a speed and smaller target advantage, taken less damage and smarter overall  Usk should get more respect.
Point im making is this is lose lose for AJ he wins he beat a cruiser he loses hes a glass jawed nothing.
For the record I had Tyson easily dec or tko late rounds back when he was ducking him.  
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09.22.2021 | 4:45 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 7 Winners, 2 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 110th

@joshjeffords

Whining about Anthony Joshua not fighting Deontay Wilder proves that you're a casual fan that knows nothing about boxing.


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