Former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is looking to make up for lost time, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.
Mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joshua has only seen action a single time in 2020, 2021 and has one fight scheduled in 2022.
Joshua, who reclaimed his belts from Andy Ruiz in December of 2019, retained his titles in 2020 when he knocked out mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
In 2021 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, he was outboxed over twelve rounds by Oleksandr Usyk, who walked away with the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles.
The rematch is scheduled for August 20th in Saudi Arabia.
According to Hearn, Joshua - win or lose next month - is planning to fight again in December.
"The one thing he [Joshua] wants more than anything is activity and December will definitely be his next fight," Hearn told IFL TV.
Should Joshua win, it could lead to a massive domestic blockbuster against WBC world champion Tyson Fury.
If he loses, there are still plenty of fights in store for Joshua. Because Usyk has several mandatory defenses hanging over his head, there is always the possibility that he drops a belt or two and then Joshua could be slated to fight for a vacant belt.