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One week after the World Cup final rocked Moscow, the Russian capital will remain in the international sports spotlight as the long-awaited World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between Aleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev takes place Saturday at the Olympic Sports Complex. The winner of Usyk-Gassiev will be the first boxer ever to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO cruiserweight titles in the four belt era. Still no U.S. TV announced.

On Wednesday in London, Matchroom Boxing will officially announce the WBA/IBF/WBO world heavyweight title clash between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin taking place on September 22 at Wembley Stadium. The bout is expected to kickoff the new DAZN streaming service in the U.S.

According to ESPN, International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will return to Fresno to defend his title on September 14. The opponent is TBA. The bout will be the co-feature for the previously announced ESPN telecast featuring WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez against Antonio Orozco.

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