London Calling

By Robert Ecksel on July 5, 2018
London Calling
Anthony Joshua will defend his titles on September 22 of this year and April 13, 2019.

Sky Sports reports that the September date will be against WBC champ Deontay Wilder or WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin…

Anthony Joshua won’t be fighting in the United States anytime soon. The IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion’s next two fights will be at London’s Wembley Stadium, where the signature performance of his career took place against former champion Wladimir Klitschko.

According to his promoter, Joshua will defend his titles on September 22 of this year and April 13, 2019. Sky Sports reports that the September date will be against either WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder or WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.

“I am returning to Wembley after two mega fights in Cardiff,” said Joshua. “I want to thank the supporters from Wales and Great Britain and also the people of London for patiently awaiting my return.”

Depending on who he fights, it will have been worth the wait.

“Being north London born and raised it is in my blood. The opportunity to fight in such an iconic stadium is normally a once in career opportunity, so to be fighting there again is amazing.”

To be fighting there again, against Deontay Wilder, no less, will make it more amazing still.

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  1. Your Name 03:04am, 07/06/2018

    The well marketed fluke Joshua just want to fight in front of the ignorant British because he can make millions fighting tomato cans. We don’t need that coward fighting in America.

  2. Kid Blast 05:07pm, 07/05/2018

    Wilder needs AJ far more than the other way around. Therefore, why take a risk when you can pack UK Arenas with 75-90 thousand rabid fans?

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