Anthony Joshua chose to make his UK return at Totenhman Hotspur Stadium
The British professional boxer is set to return home to begin his second reign as the world heavyweight champion, since his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr, with his fight likely to take place at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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Joshua after his match on Sunday against Ruiz Jr reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles, with a unanimous points decision over Ruiz Jr, with the match hosted in Saudi Arabia.
“London’s calling” AJ said, and promoter Eddie Hearn has pointed out Tottenham Hotspurs’ new 62,062-capacity home as an attractive prospect for the 30-year old’s next bout in April-May, with Wembley off the table.
“The phone has gone crazy. It’s like, ‘bring him here, bring him here.’” Hearn said, sitting alongside Joshua in a restaurant on one of the top floors of a five-star hotel in Riyadh.
“They have seen what we have done here and there is 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 eager to do, but unfortunately the dates did not work out. They would be keen to do it and it would be a nice stadium to do it in London.”
Anthony Joshua since completing his first two overseas bouts, earned a reported £53.3 million for fighting in Saudi Arabia, but the Watford heavyweight believes he “can’t lose” on home land.
“I am ready. I have got my belts back and I am ready to fight him. But I am not looking too far into the future because it takes your eyes off what is in front of you.” Joshua told Sky Sports
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Joshua Promoter, Eddie Hearn said “It would be great to do a fight back in London;” “I heard they built a lovely stadium!” World heavyweight champion added.