Throughout 2023, it had been rumoured that the pair were close to agreeing a deal to square off in a mammoth heavyweight showdown in the Middle East.
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Joshua moved back into his mother’s two-bedroom ex-council flat in 2017.
The 33-year-old Briton – who was jeered by fans during the fight – landed nothing of note until an overhand right ended Helenius’ night.
The two-time heavyweight world champion was scheduled to face Dillian Whyte in a rematch of their December 2015 fight.
The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association informed the promoters, Matchroom, and boxing authorities of the test result.
Joshua and Whyte face off in the ring on August 12, 2023 at the 02 Arena in London, United Kingdom.
AJ went face-to-face with Dillian Whyte for the first time after his August 12 bout with the British heavyweight was announced last week.
Thirty-three-year-old Joshua knocked out Whyte in the seventh round of their heated British title fight eight years ago.
Talks resumed in the wake of Whyte’s radio interview, in which he verbally challenged promoter Eddie Hearn.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is currently without an opponent after undisputed fight talks with Oleksandr Usyk collapsed, as the pair disagreed following public demands from the WBC champion.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn flew to Saudi Arabia this week in order to hold discussions regarding a potential fight.
TalkSPORT‘s Simon Jordan recently revealed that he had it on good authority Saudi Arabia was planning to make a big move in the heavyweight division.
Anthony Joshua picked up his first victory since 2020 despite a less than convincing performance against Franklin.
The British heavyweight, 33, controlled the contest against the durable American but it was not the explosive early finish many expected.
Retirement talk has followed the former Olympic champion since consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk, the last of which came in August.
Having suffered back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk, Joshua is hoping to record a win which will put him back in the mix for a world title shot.
Joshua lost to the Ukrainian for a second time six months ago under ex-head coach Robert Garcia in a much-improved performance from their inaugural encounter.
Okolie, 30, will make the third defence of his WBO cruiserweight title when he takes on David Light at the AO Arena in Manchester on March 25.
Joshua will return to the ring against Jermaine Franklin on April 1 at The O2 arena, while Fury’s promoters have set April 29 as the date for their bout with Usyk, which could land at Wembley Stadium.
The 33-year-old isn’t planning on overstaying his welcome in the sport and won’t be competing into his forties.