Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed the proposed return date and location of former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.
Joshua is set to return to a venue that he hasn’t competed in for seven years, as Hearn has revealed that the former unified heavyweight champion looks likely to fight at the O2 Arena on April 1st.
Speaking to IFL TV, Hearn stated the proposed date and location for the return of ‘AJ’ and also touched on who his potential opponents could be ensuring that the Watford man will be in a ‘real’ fight.
April 1st is the proposed date for his return at the O2 Arena.
A number of opponents, the speculation is now rife with various different people, Otto Wallin, Demsey McKean, seen loads of people linked.
He will be fighting a real fight, it will be against a quality heavyweight.
This fight will be phase one of Hearn’s three-fight plan for Joshua in 2023, as ‘AJ’ looks to reclimb the heavyweight ranks following his loss to Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch back in August.
Joshua is also in the process of changing up his training team, and Hearn gave some insight into where ‘AJ’ will now be training.
He will be heading to America for his camp very soon, lots of speculation about his new trainer, which has been selected and that’s over to Anthony, I think that’s quite a personal thing
According to NoSmokeBoxing, the trainer of unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr and undisputed super welterweight champion Jermall Charlo, Derrick James, is set to be the man who will be training Joshua for his return.
Joshua’s return, whether it lands on the proposed date or not, will be broadcast live on DAZN after the heavyweight penned an exclusive deal with the streaming service last year.