Joshua lost his heavyweight belts to Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September. A rematch has been in the pipeline ever since
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The Brixton fighter is weighing up his next move after regaining his position amongst the top heavyweight contenders following his brutal destruction of Alexander Povetkin in their rematch in Gibraltar.
The heavyweight champions earlier this year agreed terms of a two-fight deal for 2021, though many fans have expressed scepticism over the likelihood of the pair meeting in the ring.
The Russian beat Dillian Whyte with a stunning one-punch knockout in their bout back in August, but the November rematch has been postponed after Povetkin was hospitalised with coronavirus.
Whyte’s hopes of a world title shot were blown away by Povetkin in August when he was knocked out during the fifth round despite dominating the fight.
Britain’s Whyte was dominating Russia’s Povetkin when they met on August 22, but was knocked out by a vicious left hand.
Whyte had dominated the opening four rounds and twice sent the 40-year-old Russian to the canvas, but Povetkin turned the fight on its head with a ferocious left uppercut that ended proceedings in an instant.
Joshua overcame a torrid start to stop Povetkin in the seventh round of their world title fight at Wembley and will be ringside to watch the former WBA champion’s clash with Whyte on Saturday night.
The British heavyweight has worked with Tibbs for the last four years on his rise towards a world heavyweight title fight, but announced an amicable split after relocating his training camp to Portugal for the Povetkin fight on August 22.
The Brixton heavyweight faces Alexander Povetkin on August 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and will then target his mandatory shot at the WBC title, currently held by Fury, which is due to take place in February 2021.
Anthony Joshua’s last opponent Alexander Povetkin has declared that he wants to face Dillian Whyte when he returns in April.
The undisputed cruiserweight king watched Joshua’s world title victory over Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in September, experiencing the big-fight atmosphere ahead of his battle with Bellew at Manchester Arena on November 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The newly-turned 33 year-old discussed his mammoth offer made to Joshua over the summer.
Hughie Fury hopes victory on Saturday will set up his dream fight against Anthony Joshua in April next year.
Anthony Joshua’s representatives have made a “much-improved” offer for a world heavyweight title unification fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder but so far the overtures have been rebuffed, promoter Eddie Hearn has said.
Joshua retained his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight world titles by beating Alexander Povetkin last week, while Wilder puts his WBC belt on the line against Tyson Fury in December
WBSS winner Usyk and David Haye conqueror Bellew go head to head at the Manchester Arena on November 10 – live on Sky Sports Box Office
Dillian Whyte has said he is “mentally and physically ready” to face old foe Anthony Joshua following the heavyweight champion’s victory over Alexander Povetkin.
Anthony Joshua may hold three of the world heavyweight titles and have an Olympic gold medal.
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