Anthony Joshua vs Daniel Dubois is CONFIRMED, as British heavyweight duo face off at Wembley ahead of September 21 showdown for IBF belt

Anthony Joshua will fight Daniel Dubois for the IBF heavyweight belt after Oleksandr Usyk confirmed he was vacating the world title.

AJ’s upcoming fight with Dubois was announced on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference in London.

Joshua will face Dubois on September 21 at Wembley Stadium on what is promising to be a highly stacked Riyadh Season card.

The pair will battle it out for the IBF heavyweight belt after Usyk confirmed he was vacating the world title.

Anthony Joshua (left) and Daniel Dubois (right) faced off at Wembley on Wednesday
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Anthony Joshua (left) and Daniel Dubois (right) faced off at Wembley on Wednesday

Joshua will take on a fellow Brit
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Dubois has the chance to become world champion
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Joshua (left) and Dubois (right) will clash in a huge fight at Wembley in September

Two 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐕𝐘 hitters outside Wembley 👀 pic.twitter.com/rgdSnUIZBR

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Usyk beat Tyson Fury on points earlier this year to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion with the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

Usyk – who initially claimed the IBF belt following his victory over AJ – had been under pressure to face his overdue mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic.

However, Dubois stopped Hrgovic at the start of this month to claim the IBF ‘interim’ belt and assert himself in the picture.

Usyk had initially appealed to the IBF to keep hold of his belt for the rematch with Fury in December.

However, the Ukrainian has since taken to social media to tell his followers he will be vacating the belt.

Oleksandr Usyk announced on Tuesday that he will be vacating his belt
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Oleksandr Usyk announced on Tuesday that he will be vacating his belt

Usyk said: ‘Anthony and Daniel, listen, I know the IBF title is important to you. It’s my present to you on September 21.’

As a result, Dubois will be upgraded to become the full IBF champion with Joshua challenging him for the belt on September 21.

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