Anthony Joshua's Next Fight Expected For Dec 23 As British Star Heads Back Into Training Camp

Anthony Joshua’s Next Fight Expected For Dec 23 As British Star Heads Back Into Training Camp

  • An Official Announcement Is Nearing For Anthony Joshua’s Next Fight
  • The British Star Was Training At The Ben Davison Performance Centre
  • But Has Now Flown To Texas To Begin Camp With Trainer Derrick James

Anthony Joshua is expected to return to the ring by the end of the year.

The British Heavyweight superstar has now flown out to Texas to begin camp with Derrick James – according to Ade Oladipo.

NoSmokeSport understands that AJ could fight on December 23 in Abu Dhabi, with Conor Benn-Chris Eubank Jr previously rumoured to be the main event.

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Should that fight not get over the line in time, it is understood that the 33-year-old would take the main event spot.

Whilst he wasn’t in camp, AJ was ticking over with former Tyson Fury coach Ben Davison at the Ben Davison Performance Centre where he was pictured sparring with Courtney Bennett.

Davison was secretive about the situation which led many to believe that Joshua would announce Davison as his new lead trainer but that hasn’t transpired to be the case.

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Who Could Anthony Joshua Face?

An opponent for Joshua’s return isn’t known at the time of writing.

Joshua and US fighter Deontay Wilder have been in talks for several months and agreed on a deal to face each other.

But that deal is now off the table due to the original site, Saudia Arabia, no longer being interested in paying the hosting fee and both sides now hope to stage the fight next Spring.

In the meantime, Anthony Joshua will get back in the ring in December in another rebuild fight and he does so for the third time in eight months.

The former unified champion took a wide twelve-round decision win over Jermaine Franklin this April and in August sensationally knocked out Robert Helenius in the 7th-round.

Both fights were at London’s O2 and AJ’s debut and second bout on DAZN, his new broadcaster, in the UK.

By Darshan Desai