Anthony Joshua’s Next Opponent Unveiled

Anthony Joshua will be back in the ring in just a couple of months from now.

BYAlexander Cole
Anthony Joshua’s Next Opponent Unveiled

Anthony Joshua was supposed to fight Tyson Fury this year in a match that would have unified the Heavyweight division. After defeating Deontay Wilder back in 2020, everyone was waiting for this Joshua Vs. Fury fight although it was ultimately put on hold due to a stipulation in Wilder's contract that allowed him to usher in a third fight against Fury. Now, Wilder and Fury are set to fight on October 9th all while Joshua has been waiting to find out who his next opponent would be.

Of course, this fight is extremely important for Joshua as a loss would mean relinquishing his belts for a second time, all while forgoing the unification match that everyone has been waiting for. Luckily for boxing fans everywhere, Joshua's opponent was revealed today.

Anthony Joshua's Next Opponent Unveiled
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According to reporter Dan Rafael, Joshua will now get to fight against Oleksander Usyk on September 25th. Usyk is currently 18-0 in his career and he has been having an impressive run as of late. While Joshua is the favorite in this fight, Usyk proves to be quite the challenger and it should be interesting to see how Joshua is able to do against a man of Usyk's stature.

While it might not be the fight everyone was waiting for, it's still an interesting one, nonetheless. Let us know who you think is going to come out on top, in the comments section below.

Anthony Joshua's Next Opponent Unveiled
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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.