There is a real possibility that the fight everyone was hoping to see could only be months away after confirmation Anthony Joshua’s camp have opened talks with the Klitschko camp about a possible world heavyweight title showdown this November.
Fresh from the disappointing although not very surprising news that the Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko fight, due to take place on October 29th has been postponed, the news of a possible showdown between Joshua and Klitschko will no doubt whet the appetite of boxing fans.
As reported in The Daily Mirror, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, spoke to Klitschko’s manager Berndt Boente on Friday night as they aim to trash out a deal to give the fight the go ahead and try to get a date in the diary.
Joshua is due to make the second defence of his IBF title this November at the Manchester Arena and Hearn has offered the Klitschko camp a shot at the unbeaten champion.
The looming date in November may prove a stumbling block for Hearn to get the fight on though with the the fall out from Fury’s second postponement still only coming to light.
With Fury having to postpone his showdown with Klitschko due to mental health issues, Hearn says Joshua is now eager to test himself against the Ukrainian.
“I reached out to Berndt last night and if there is a chance of a unification fight with AJ and Klitschko, we’d be all over it,” he said.
“I’m guessing they have a whole lot of mess to sort out, but AJ is keen on the fight in November or the immediate fight after.”
Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena
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