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Champion Joshua eyes up potential challengers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 00:50

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua hopes to fight Wladimir Klitshcko for a second time in November.

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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 14, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) (SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, ANTHONY JOSHUA, SAYING: "Well I'm not too fussed. I have the potential rematch with (Wladimir) Klitschko who I fought recently and then if I don't fight Klitschko I have to fight a mandatory challenger who's in place because he's worked his way up to the number one rankings for one of the belts, which is the IBF belt. So I'd have to fight a man called Kubrat Pulev. So 2017 is all based around Wladimir Klitschko or Kubrat Pulev." 2. JOSHUA 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION, ANTHONY JOSHUA, SAYING: "The doors are open. The doors are open for all challengers. It's really interesting times as well because the likes of Tyson Fury could be back, there's the American fighter, Deontay Wilder, there's British heavyweights on the rise so it's a really good time to be involved I think." STORY: Heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua says he is not fussy about who he next faces in the ring. Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko at the end of April and the 2012 Olympic champion told Reuters on Wednesday (June 14) that he he could have a rematch against the Ukrainian in November. But he could also face a mandatory challenger for the IBF title, Kubrat Pulev of Hungary. "I'm not too fussed. 2017 is all based around Wladimir Klitschko or Kubrat Pulev," said a relaxed Joshua after taking part in a promotion event with Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in London. Beating Klitschko left him holding three world title belts, the IBF, the WBA and the IBO and is in the sights of rival heavyweights. "The doors are open for all challengers. It's really interesting times as well because the likes of Tyson Fury could be back, there's the American fighter, Deontay Wilder, there's British heavyweights on the rise so it's a really good time to be involved I think."

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Champion Joshua eyes up potential challengers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 00:50