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Anthony Joshua to fight Daniel Dubois for IBF world heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium on September 21 | boxing news

Anthony Joshua will take on Daniel Dubois in an all-British heavyweight clash for the IBF world heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium on September 21, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Oleksandr Usyk announced on Tuesday that he had vacated the IBF belt, meaning Joshua can regain one of the world titles he previously held by defeating Dubois, who went from interim IBF title holder to IBF champion. .

Joshua has returned to the heavyweight ranks after suffering two consecutive defeats to Usyk, who became the undisputed world champion with his shock victory over Tyson Fury last month.

Joshua, 34, was outmatched by Usyk in two fights spanning 2021 and 2022.

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Anthony Joshua was at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, just one day after knocking out Francis Ngannou!

He returned with a points victory over Jermaine Franklin in 2023, but then followed up with knockout wins over Robert Helenius and Otto Wallin later that year.

He has already boxed once this year, beating Francis Ngannou in just two rounds. Ngannou, a former UFC MMA champion, was an inexperienced boxer, but he had managed to go the distance of 10 rounds with Tyson Fury in his first professional boxing fight.

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See what Anthony Joshua said to Francis Ngannou in the ring after their fight.

Dubois, who previously held a version of the WBA title, has also successfully rebuilt following a loss to Usyk.

The 26-year-old challenged Usyk for the WBO, WBA and IBF titles at Wroclaw Stadium in Poland last August. Dubois made a play effort, initially putting pressure on the Ukrainian. Usyk had to get up from a low blow, a decision that Dubois and his team still dispute, to stop Dubois in the ninth round.

However, Dubois knocked down Jarrell Miller in December and earlier this month stopped Filip Hrgovic to win the IBF interim title.

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Speaking on the Toe2Toe podcast, Andy Scott, Andy Clarke and Dan Azeez analyzed Joshua vs Dubois

“(Being a world champion) is a dream. From fighting for the world title to having the opportunity to win it outright, that’s what I want,” Dubois stated after that fight.

“I’ll take down Joshua. I’ll be even better from here.”

As he looks to regain his old position in the division, Joshua said: “I have to take them out one by one.

“It’s not going to be easy, but that’s my mentality. So come one, come all.”

“He (Dubois) has been in tougher fights (now), so he gets tougher. He’s moved up the ladder, we’ll see what happens.

“I’ll show up and do my job.”

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