The pair will meet with three world heavyweight titles on the line in London
O britânico de 31 anos fará a segunda defesa de seus cintos desde que os reclamou contra Andy Ruiz Jr na Arábia Saudita no final de 2019.
Mas Joshua enfrenta uma tarefa extremamente difícil ao se deparar com o invicto Usyk, que é um medalhista de ouro olímpico e ex-campeão indiscutível de cruiserweight.
O ucraniano já venceu um campeão mundial britânico em Tony Bellew, parando-o na oitava rodada de sua luta em 2018.
Mas Joshua está confiante de que seu tamanho e força podem dominar Usyk, que é amplamente considerado uma estrela libra por libra.
Here is what you need to know about the fighters purses for the clash this evening.
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How much will the fighters earn?
Joshua is expected to earn £15million for the fight against Usyk, per the Mirror. That is significantly more than he earned against Kubrat Pulev nine months ago when he was forced to fight in front of just 1,000 fans due to coronavirus restrictions.
This time he will step into the ring in front of 63,000 spectators inside the newly-built Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Contudo, the purse for this fight will still be a far cry from the £66m he took home after the Andy Ruiz Jr rematch in Saudi Arabia. A great deal of that purse was down to the site fee the Saudis put up to stage the event.
It is also considerably less than the £200m that he was expected to earn for a two-fight deal with WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Enquanto isso, Usyk is expected to earn around £3m for the fight, a figure that could rise to as high as £5m depending on how well the pay-per-view does on Sky Sports.
The Ukrainian made around $2.5m for his last fight, which was also on PPV, against another Briton in Dereck Chisora.