News | Dec 14 2018

Wilder, not Klitschko, the target for Anthony Joshua next fight

Talk of Wladimir Klitschko making a sensational return for Anthony Joshua next fight is overblown insists promoter Eddie Hearn. John Dennen reports
Anthony Joshua next fight
Anthony Joshua & Alexander Povetkin Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

PROMOTER Eddie Hearn has denied that Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko is set to make a shock comeback and rematch Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium on April 13.

Hearn revealed that Klitschko has been in contact with the unified IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, but that Joshua’s target is WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder and becoming the undisputed champion.

“It’s not on our radar. I feel disrespectful even talking about what Klitschko might do. It’s not for me to say,” Hearn told Boxing News.