Sunday, October 02, 2016

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko November clash more likely than not, says Eddie Hearn

The IBF heavyweight champion's promoter also tipped the fight to be the biggest in British boxing history but remains open to pitting AJ against Joseph Parke.

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko is now more likely than not to happen on November 26, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.

The Ukrainian was set to fight Tyson Fury in a rematch for the WBO and WBA belts, but Fury has since failed a drugs test, meaning the fight has been scrapped.

With Joshua searching for an opponent still, Hearn believes it is the natural fight to make, though he conceded it would be coming ahead of his plan for the golden boy of British boxing.

"Our plan is to fight Klitschko for all the belts," claimed Hearn. "It might be [true that Joshua fights Klitschko], it's 60-40 yes, something like that.

"Klitschko wants the fight, Joshua wants the fight, so that's a good sign. I'm confident, I think it's the fight to make.

"It's one or two fights before plan, but it's here. He's so relaxed, he'll fight anyone. It's a huge fight. It'll be the biggest fight in British boxing history.

"I'm nervous; the gulf in experience is so wide. It's a classic cross roads fight: the hottest prospect in boxing versus a living legend."

The blockbuster fight has come about after it was confirmed last week that Fury had pulled out of his rematch with Klitschko.

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