Anthony Joshua Lined Up For UK Return At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Anthony Joshua is set for a London homecoming with his next fight being lined up to take place at the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
'AJ' beat Andy Ruiz Jr on points to reclaim the WBA (super), IBF and WBO heavyweight world titles in Saudi Arabia.
The two-time heavyweight world champion is now eyeing a UK return and says "London's calling" while promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that Tottenham are interested in staging Joshua's next bout.
"The phone has gone crazy. It's like, 'bring him here, bring him here'", Hearn said, sitting alongside Joshua in Saudi Arabia following his brilliant victory.
"They've seen what we've done here and there's a lot of options internationally, but he does want to box back in the UK.
"We spoke to Spurs about hosting this fight (the rematch against Ruiz), which they were keen to do, but unfortunately the dates didn't work out. They would be keen to do it and it would be a nice stadium to do it in London."
Joshua's last two fights have taken place overseas with the 30-year-old competing in America then Saudi Arabia, but a UK return is on the cards with Spurs' stunning 62,062-capacity stadium the frontrunner to host his next match.
The British superstar is in line to face one of his two mandatory challengers next. IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev and WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk have been touted as potential opponents.
And Joshua welcomes a bout with the undefeated Ukrainian.
"In 180 days? Let's rock and roll mate. No problem," he said when asked about Usyk at his post-fight press conference.