Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

  • Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

Nigeria to invite Anthony Joshua home

The British boxer won his highly anticipated fight against Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night, unifying the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles and defending his championship.

But he hasn't boxed since, with mental health problems forcing him to relinquish his titles, while his licence to box was subsequently suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control.

Indeed, in what was perhaps the most courageous couple of minutes in his two-decade professional career, Klitschko fought back dazzlingly, one big left hook setting up a counter-attack so ferocious that by the end of the round it was Joshua who was looking nearly out on his feet. According to Compubox data, Klitschko was able to land 36.7% of his punches during his historic Wembley Stadium brawl with Joshua.

"We are desperate for that fight because AJ thinks he wins comfortably, it is a great fight and it is the biggest fight out there", said Hearn.

At the end of the epic fight, Joshua reportedly shouted Fury's name, hinting that he will be his next opponent after Klitschko.

Fury pictured with some of the belts that he ripped from Klitschko in November 2015.

"The plan, rather than just keep going in the United Kingdom, is to explore and break new markets and boundaries like the Middle East, China", added Hearn.

She noted with satisfaction that in spite of the challenges being faced by Anthony in his career, he had remained focused and did not allow that to lure him into any form of criminality.

In the post-fight press conference, Joshua laughed when asked what he was saying: "I told him I'd whoop his ass in the next round". He is in a awful physical way at the moment.

"I shake when I watch boxing", said Murray, who arrived back from his latest tournament in Barcelona just in time for the fight. Joshua says: "I want to start planning how I'm going to improve, because I know my next fight people are going to be watching, you know?" Nevertheless, Joshua rode out the four rounds, successfully recuperating his energy for a furious assault, which violently broke Wladimir's sturdy defence.