Anthony Joshua’s proposed rematch with Wladimir Klitschko “is happening” in his next fight, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Joshua, whose father comes from Sagamu in Ogun State, is set to face Klitschko for a second time after his thrilling victory at Wembley Stadium in London in April, with a number of venues being considered to stage the heavyweight world title fight.
Klitschko will meet manager Bernd Boente this week and is expected to agree another fight with Joshua, who holds the WBA and IBF titles.
Hearn told Sky Sports, “I feel like it’s Wladimir Klitschko. People keep saying is there a deadline? The situation is the fight is happening unless we are told otherwise by Bernd Boente and Wladimir Klitschko, who have a meeting this week.
Anthony Joshua knocks out Klitschko – Bristish professional boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua has emerged victorious from the biggest post-war bout held on British soil by knocking out Wladimir Klitschko in front of a 90,000 people.
The two titans squared off at Wembley Stadium watched on by the cream of Hollywood’s A-list.
The British fighter was floored in the sixth round but fought back to drop the Ukrainian with dramatic late onslaught in the eleventh.
Heavyweights Anthony Olufemi Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko meet tonight in a bout which pits the young and seemingly invincible champion against the ageing and deposed former title-holder.
The Briton’s International Boxing Federation title and the vacant WBA, IBO belts will be disputed in the most significant heavyweight fight ever to be held in Britain, which will reportedly earn the pair upwards of $13 million each. Joshua, 27, has shown no signs of strain in dealing with the scale of Saturday’s bout.
A crowd of over 90,000, Britain’s largest attendance for a boxing event since 1939 — is expected at London’s Wembley Stadium, with millions more watching on television in over 140 countries “It’s a military mindset,” said Jo