Anthony Joshua teases announcement after Joe Joyce fight ‘offer’ and Deontay Wilder rumours as Oleksandr Usyk helps Ukraine fight Russia invasion
Anthony Joshua teased an announcement was coming soon amid reports he will to have an interim fight.
The two-time heavyweight world champion had been due for a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, who beat the Brit at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
But with Usyk back in his native Ukraine helping defend his country from Russia’s invasion, AJ is looking for an opponent to face in May or June.
On Twitter, he wrote: “Announcement soon come.”
He posted the message alongside a picture of him in training.
Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, says the Watford-born boxer gave him a shortlist of opponents he would be willing to fight in the interim and Deontay Wilder was at the top of that list.
The other names were Luis Ortiz, Otto Wallin and Joe Joyce.
Frank Warren told talkSPORT that initial contact has been made with Matchroom for Joyce to fight Joshua.