ANTHONY JOSHUA set to fight DANIEL DUBOIS on September 21 for the IBF title

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - British boxer, Anthony Joshua is set to land his chance to become a three-time heavyweight champion after Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk vacated his IBF heavyweight title.

The Ukrainian was given an exemption from making a mandatory defence of his belt so that he could face Tyson Fury last month, and he was crowned undisputed champion after beating the Gypsy King via a split decision in Saudi Arabia.

He has now agreed to a rematch with Fury on December 21, but will not be defending the IBF in his rematch with Fury on December 21.

Usyk took to social media to confirm he will be vacating his IBF belt on Tuesday night, with Joshua now expected to fight fellow Brit Daniel Dubois for it at Wembley Stadium on September 21.

Taking to social media, unbeaten Ukrainian Usyk said: "Anthony and Daniel, listen, I know the IBF title is important to you.

"It's my present to you on September 21."

Joshua first won a world title in 2016 and remained champion for three years before his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden.

He later reclaimed his titles six months later but was then beaten by Usyk in 2021, and lost the rematch the following year.

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