Britain’s Joshua, 31, tipped the scales at 240 pounds (109kg), with the Ukrainian challenger coming in at a career-high 221.25 pounds.
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Joshua’s WBA, WBO and IBF world titles are on the line in one of the toughest tests of his career when he faces the Ukrainian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday evening.
Joshua, who defends his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, has been promoted by Hearn since turning professional eight years ago.
The British heavyweight will defend his unified titles against Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night.
Joshua will defend his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles against the undefeated Usyk on September 25.
The Briton will defend his IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles against the undefeated Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 25 September.
Fury defends his WBC belt against Wilder on October 9, which could finally set up an undisputed world title showdown against Joshua.
The WBO, WBA (Super) and IBF champion takes on Usyk later this month at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and is hopeful he can fight Fury next.
The pair will square off on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for Joshua’s unified heavyweight title.
Fury and Joshua are both in training camp for upcoming fights with the former facing American foe Wilder in a trilogy on October 9, while the latter is taking on Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.
The World heavyweight champ, who currently lives in Morecambe with his family, took to his Instagram Stories to confirm the news.
Joshua had seemed on course for a blockbuster all-British showdown against Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia in August but the bout was scuppered when a United States arbitrator ordered the WBC champion to take on Deontay Wilder again.
According to the promoter, the contract for the fight has a rematch clause.
Joshua is set to face undefeated Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 at Tottenham Stadium, London.
The fight has been made official on Sunday by Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn via Instagram live.
Joshua and Fury had signed for a £150million undisputed heavyweight title fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
Carty, who boxes out of the southpaw stance, is expected to ‘emulate Oleksandr Usyk’ throughout Joshua’s training camp, after joining up with AJ’s team following his successful professional boxing debut last month.
Joshua’s fight against the dangerous Ukranian has not been officially announced but a deal is expected shortly, with Hearn still in dialogue with Usyk’s team K2 Promotions, but he revealed that “all the terms are agreed” with just a few small details to be thrashed out
Fury and Joshua face Deontay Wilder and Usyk respectively, and will need to make it past the two feared heavyweights in order to set up the big money showdown.
The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion of the world and his team had spent months negotiating an undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury.