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Joshua announces Wembley return, eyes on Usyk-Fury winner 

With Joshua back in the ring and the heavyweight division buzzing with potential showdowns, boxing fans are in for a thrilling summer.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 2nd May 2024

Former two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to return to the ring on September 20 or 21 at Wembley Stadium, in London. This announcement adds another layer of intrigue to the heavyweight boxing scene, already buzzing with the upcoming clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk in June.


While the specific opponent remains unconfirmed, Joshua expressed his openness to facing any contender. This bold statement comes after a string of impressive victories following his defeats to Usyk, silencing many who doubted his ability to reclaim boxing glory.


Turki Alalshikh waiting for Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk winner for Anthony Joshua


He said, “It’s going to be in London, Wembley Stadium. This is what I’m being told. If that’s what they say, they normally back their word, so let’s go with that”,


“Wembley, September 20 or 21. You have Filip Hrgovic versus Daniel Dubois and Zhilei Zhang versus Deontay Wilder (on June 1)”.


“So providing one of those [winners] looks good – the one who looks the best, His Excellency Turki Alalshikh said to me, ‘I want you to fight him.’ He’s trying to deliver what the fans want.”


Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua


His potential opponents could emerge from the June 1st fights: Filip Hrgovic versus Daniel Dubois, and Zhilei Zhang versus Deontay Wilder. Notably, Saudi Arabian businessman Turki Alalshikh has expressed his desire to see Joshua square off against the winner who appears most impressive.


Joshua’s return to Wembley holds a significant meaning. Many questioned his mental fortitude after back-to-back losses to Usyk. However, a change in trainers and a dominant run of victories – including wins over Francis Ngannou, Otto Wallin, Robert Helenius, and Jermaine Franklin – have served as a testament to his determination.


According to Francis Ngannou, the knockout suffered at the hands of Anthony Joshua means he needs medical check-up.


This September fight presents a crucial opportunity for Joshua. While the heavyweight landscape is currently focused on the Fury-Usyk showdown, a dominant performance against a worthy opponent at Wembley could solidify his position as a top contender and set the stage for a potential mega-fight against the winner of that highly anticipated June clash.

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