IBF Heavyweight Champion and current WBA Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua is likely to stage a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko if news making the rounds are true.
The 27-year-old knocked out Klitschko in the 11th round of their bout last month to claim the WBA Heavyweight title but IBF are now obliged to strip him off his IBF title if he goes ahead with the rematch.
IBF had already named Kubrat Pulev as Joshua’s mandatory challenger for his IBF title but Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn wants to put in a mandatory exception request which will see the fight go ahead in Cardiff.
A tentative date have not been fixed yet.
Written by Chineze Ogugua