Anthony Joshua Plans To Box In September – Wants All The Smoke

April 7, 2024
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Anthony Joshua Plans To Box In September - Wants All The Smoke

Anthony Joshua is aiming to get back in the boxing ring in September.

The Brit is coming off a second-round KO win over Francis Ngannou last month. That was Joshua’s second consecutive KO win since teaming up with Ben Davidson. Their first fight was a stoppage victory over Otto Wallin, who quit on the stool.

Those wins have created the narrative that Joshua is back to his best. Following his two defeats by Oleksandr Usyk, there were suggestions that Joshua could no longer compete at the top level. But his return to form has now taken him a step closer to fighting for world titles. He hopes to be back in September.

Joshua Reacts

“Around September is when I’ve been told – I was hoping for June. I’ve got some time to go on dates now and mingle a little bit. I’m training at the minute. I’ve got two months before I get into training camp,” Joshua said

This naturally begs the question: Who will Joshua face? Reports indicate he could fight the winner of Filip Hrgovic vs Daniel Dubois. They face off on June 1. The bout will be for the IBF Interim Heavyweight Belt held by Hrgovic, or for the full belt if the winner of Fury-Usyk is stripped. Joshua could also directly face the winner of Fury-Usyk.

While they have a rematch clause, a Joshua fight could occur after that or in between if the rematch does not happen immediately. Joshua has been a Unified Heavyweight Champion on two occasions. His main goal has been to become undisputed. The closest he has gotten to achieving that is when he was in talks to face Deontay Wilder in 2018. However, talks broke down as both men lost their belts, ending that opportunity. But Joshua is focused on the task ahead as he waits to see who will face next.

Joshua’s Opponent

“You’ve got Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk for all the belts and then once that’s done hopefully I can kick down the door and get my opportunity. I was hoping June. I’ve got some time to go on dates now and mingle a little bit. I’m training at the minute, I’ve got two months before I get into training camp. I think what they’re saying is be patient because you’ve got Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk for all the belts and then once that’s done hopefully I can kick down the door and get my opportunity,” Joshua added 

Whichever route Joshua goes down, he has stated he has two years left in the sport. That leaves him plenty of time to get those big fights now that Saudi Arabia is involved in heavyweight boxing. That has improved the relationship between Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren, removing any prior obstacles in making those fights. That can only be good for Joshua’s career and the boxing fans who want to see the biggest fights made.

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