Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard lineup announced

Matchroom Boxing and Dazn revealed the undercard action for Anthony Joshua’s September 25th title defense against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk. Leading the way is Lawrence Okolie’s (16-0, 13 KO) first defense of the WBO cruiserweight title against undefeated, but largely untested, Dilan Prasovic (15-0, 12 KO).

The most intriguing matchup outside of the main event is a ten-round welterweight fight originally scheduled for the August 7th Galahad-Dickens card, between Maxim Prodan (18-0-1, 15 KO) and Florian Marku (8-0-1, 5 KO).

Both men last fought in February of this year; Prodan earning a tenth-round TKO over Nicola Cristofori, while Marku stopped the tough and previously undefeated Rylan Charlton in the eighth round of their fight.

Also on the card is a previously announced ten-round light-heavyweight bout between Callum Smith and Lenin Castillo. In his last outing, Smith (27-1, 19 KO) lost his WBA and Ring super-middleweight titles via a one-sided unanimous decision to PFP great Canelo Alvarez. He subsequently announced a move up to light-heavyweight, and linked up with veteran trainer Buddy McGirt. September 25th will be his opportunity to show that he can compete for a world title in a division featuring the likes of Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol.

Lenin Castillo (21-3-1, 16 KO) has demonstrated that he can hang in with, if not necessarily threaten, the class of the light-heavyweight division. He’s dropped wide decision losses to Dmitry Bivol and Marcus Browne, but should provide a good benchmark of Smith’s potential in this new weight class.

Campbell Hatton (3-0) continues his professional development on the big stage as he takes on Izan Dura (3-7) in a four-round fight. Hatton looks to have improved bit by bit in each of his fights, but remains very much a work in progress, as one would expect.

Finally, middleweights Christopher Ousley (12-0, 9 KO) and Khasan Baysangurov (21-1, 11 KO) square off in a ten-round fight. For Ousley, this represents a bit of a step up, as he’s fought mostly in four and six-round bouts against low-level competition to this point in his career. Baysangurov has spent the majority of his career fighting in Russia and Ukraine, and suffered his lone defeat via 11th-round TKO against Rob Brant in February 2019.

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