Joshua's Return Looking 'Most Likely' For November, Says Hearn

IBF, WBA, IBO world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua looks set to fight again in November, with both Dubai and Doha being considered as possible venues, according to the fighter's promoter.

Joshua scored a stunning 11th round knockout win against former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley last month before a crowd of 90,000 fans, and it now looking towards his next bout.

Speaking to media members, the fighter’s promoter Eddie Hearn said is "most likely" to fight again in November, with a number of venues being considered.


While Cardiff appears to be the most likely venue, Hearn said other locations like Dubai and Doha are being considered.

"We are looking at potential dates and venues for Anthony Joshua's next fight - Cardiff, Las Vegas, China and Dubai are all in play," Hearn said to Sky Sports. "November is the most likely month for a return but it's early days all round."

“I am looking at options now for the rematch while we wait on Klitschko because you have to have an idea on dates and possibilities. We are talking to China, we are talking to Dubai and Qatar, we are talking to America and the Principality Stadium (Cardiff).

“Wladimir might say, ‘What’s the money?’ and obviously if there is huge money from another country he is going to want the rematch more.

“It would have to be an incredible deal to go to another country. We should know where we are going by the end of June.”

Joshua is waiting as to whether Klitschko will exercise his contractual right to rematch, or face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

The UAE was due to host a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, at a cost of $38 million to its unnamed backer, but the deal reportedly collapsed over a failure to come up with the money.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IRONCHINHAGLER on 05-15-2017

[QUOTE=T.M.T;17673266]ducking the wilder fight doe[/QUOTE]no duck...much bigger $ in Wlad rematch or Fury. Wilder is the most unpopular US HW champ ever...and can't draw flies to crap outside a college campus arena in Hicksville, Alabama.

Comment by vitali1999 on 05-15-2017

This will hurt his career. He will suffer loses in the 10 years he plans on being around. Fighting 3 or 4 times a year would be much better for him. Financially as well. But when you let your promoter…

Comment by NahMean on 05-15-2017

Just yesterday it was October they were looking at..

Comment by Eff Pandas on 05-15-2017

Doha??????? When did they get on the big fight map? I think at this point Hearn would be kinda a dummy to leave the UK. In particular leave the UK for Dubai or Doha or all places. The US might…

Comment by boxingitis on 05-15-2017

They are also looking at Mars. It's in the UK again with higher ticket prices.

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