Options had been considered across three continents, but Hearn has now verified the open secret that the mega-rich desert state has landed the bout, with a date of either August 7 or 14.
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Joby Clayton and Angel Fernandez were added to the staff led by McCracken prior to Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr when he revamped his approach, leading to two consecutive wins, most recently against Kubrat Pulev.
Anthony Joshua’s head coach Rob McCracken will resume his leading role on the training team and ruled out any drastic changes ahead of the Andy Ruiz Jr rematch.
Britain’s Lewis remains the last undisputed heavyweight champion and enjoyed historic wins over Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, but has irked Joshua in the aftermath of his shock defeat against Andy Ruiz Jr.
Ruiz and Joshua are expected to go to war again in November or December after the Mexican spectacularly dethroned AJ of his three world titles last month.
British heavyweight Anthony Joshua said he has no excuses for his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr, in which he lost his IBF, WBO and WBA world titles.
After conceding his hoard of heavyweight world titles to unheralded challenger Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1 in New York, Anthony Joshua has immediately triggered the rematch clause in the contract, Eddie Hearn has confirmed.
Anthony Joshua has played down concerns about his swollen eyes ahead of his world heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in New York.
Anthony Joshua is to set up camp in Miami, United States of America five weeks before his world heavyweight title defence against Jarrell Miller and will be based just 30 miles from the American’s training base.
Eddie Hearn believes it will be difficult for Anthony Joshua to find sparring partners with the same blend of size, speed and power as Jarrell Miller.
The New Zealander says too much focus was put on Joshua’s victory over the former heavyweight king in the final press conference for Saturday’s fight, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with AJ’s trainer Rob McCracken suggesting that Klitschko was a tougher proposition than Parker.