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Anthony Joshua’s Next Fight: September Target Amid Fury vs Usyk Anticipation

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In an eagerly awaited update, Anthony Joshua sheds light on the timeline for his upcoming fight, indicating a likely September schedule. The British boxing star last entered the ring in March, delivering a knockout victory against former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in round two. Since then, speculation has been rife about his next opponent, with Joshua linked to the winner of the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk clash. However, a potential title bout with Filip Hrgovic has also emerged as a possibility.

The much-anticipated showdown between Fury and Usyk is slated for May 18 in Saudi Arabia, where the undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000 will be determined. With a rematch clause in place, the title picture could further complicate Hrgovic’s status as the IBF mandatory challenger. Should Fury vs Usyk 2 materialize, the initial winner risks forfeiting the IBF belt, potentially paving the way for Hrgovic to contend for the vacant championship against another formidable heavyweight.

During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Joshua shared insights into his anticipated return, revealing a delayed timeline compared to his initial hopes. “Around September is when I’ve been told, I was hoping for June,” expressed the former two-time world champion. Despite the uncertainty surrounding his opponent, Joshua remains focused on reclaiming his title, patiently awaiting the outcome of the Fury vs Usyk clash.

Reflecting on his rivalry with Fury, Joshua emphasized his eagerness to compete against the WBC heavyweight champion, storing every comment as motivation for their future encounter. As Fury and Usyk, both unbeaten professionals, gear up for their monumental bout, boxing enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the unfolding events that will shape the heavyweight division’s landscape.

Credit: Yahoo Sports

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