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Anthony Joshua To Defend IBF Heavyweight Title in June

Great Britains IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua will make the first defence of his title at London’s O2 on 25 June.

Joshua, 26, broke the news in a video on his Twitter page, saying: “I wanted the closest date possible because I’m feeling good.

 

However, he did not announce any opponent for the said date.

Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist, won the IBF title with a second-round stoppage of American Charles Martin early this month.He won won all his 16 professional fights by way of knockout.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had said Joshua’s next fight was due to take place on 9 July at Wembley, but the plan was changed when Tyson Fury – the WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion – announced his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko would take place on the same date in Manchester.

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