News | Jun 05 2017

EXCLUSIVE Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko rematch ‘is happening’

Four sites are in the running to stage Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko II
Wladimir Klitschko
Anthony Joshua in action with Wladimir Klitschko  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

ANTHONY JOSHUA looks set to fight Wladimir Klitschko in an immediate rematch later this year, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Joshua unified the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles in April when he rose from the first knockdown of his professional career to stop Klitschko in the 11th round in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium.

Klitschko holds the right to call for a rematch, and while he has not formally announced his decision yet, Team Joshua are operating under the confidence that the Ukrainian will want a second fight.