Joshua, 33, is likely to fight American Jermaine Franklin, who lost on points to Dillian Whyte, last November.
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Earlier this week, Fury took to social media to publicly offer Joshua a shot at the WBC title, after it was suggested that Oleksandr Usyk does not intend to return to the ring until next year.
Joshua put in a much-improved performance from his first defeat to Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 11 months ago
In September, ‘AJ’ dropped his WBA (super), IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles to the Ukrainian on home soil. At the time, he was criticised massively for not using his size and strength enough and is expected to adopt a more aggressive approach for their second bout.
The fight was initially slated to take place on July 23rd in the Middle East but Hearn confirmed to BBTV that the date had to be pushed back to August due to them still having not signed an agreement just seven weeks away from the July date. Joshua has recently teamed up with American trainer Robert Garcia as he looks to re-claim his titles once again.
The British star’s revenge mission remains likely to take place this summer in Saudi Arabia, 10 months after he lost his belts to the Ukrainian. The rematch has already been delayed once with Usyk bravely taking up arms against Russian invasion.
A clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has long been framed as a potential blockbuster and the biggest bout in this generation of British boxing. Undefeated Fury (32-0-1) has dominated almost all the major competition in the heavyweight division, while ‘AJ’ (24-2) was a seemingly invincible force until he lost to Andy Ruiz in 2019.
The Matchroom promoter insists a date, likely in July, has emerged with venues competing to host the highly anticipated fight.
Usyk outpointed Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London last September, taking the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts from the Briton in the process.
Joshua was comprehensively outpointed as he dropped his WBA, IBF and WBO titles to Usyk last September.
Usyk, 35, joined the Kyiv Territorial Defence to help Ukraine’s fight against Russian advances last month, which threw his fight against AJ into doubt.
Joshua lost his heavyweight titles to Usyk last September and immediately activated the rematch clause to trigger a second fight with the Ukrainian.
Eddie Hearn believes that Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will meet for the second time in April or May this…
This is the fight Joshua and his fans have been waiting for since he was dethroned by Usyk last September in London.
The two-time heavyweight champion is due to face Usyk for a second time having lost his titles to him in London earlier this year.
The Brit wasted no time invoking his rematch clause, with the fight estimated to take place next spring.
Joshua lost his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts to Usyk on a unanimous points decision in front of a sellout crowd at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
The British heavyweight succumbed to the second defeat of his career on a chastening night, with the Ukrainian a deserved winner via a unanimous points decision.
Joshua suffered only the second loss of his career at the hands of the Ukrainian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and was sporting a visible swollen eye by the tenth round of the contest.
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.