Anthony Joshua was due to unify his World Heavyweight title belts against Tyson Fury in the summer.
However, after a judge ruling following Fury‘s two previous fights with Deontay Wilder, The Gypsy King was forced to do the trilogy fight with Wilder, leaving Joshua on the hunt for a new opponent.
On Tuesday 20, it finally was confirmed that Joshua would be defending his titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 in North London.
In a message to Tyson Fury following the announcement, Joshua made a dart suggesting Fury was ducking him and avoiding facing him.
“The date is set and we are fully locked in. September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put it all on the line again and it’s time to defend my crown”, said Joshua.
We are two Olympic Gold medallists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges.”
There is little doubt that we will hear comments thrown back at Joshua from Fury in the coming weeks but, for now, it’s AJ that’s doing the talking.