Well, well, well… It looks like it’s happening sooner rather than later. Reports are circulating that Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko is a done deal, and are set to fight on November 26th. With Tyson Fury pulling out of his rematch with Klitschko for the second time, it is believed that the governing bodies are ready to strip Fury of his belts, which leaves them open to be contested for by Klitschko.
The WBA and WBO both want their belts to be active and with no action for almost 12 months now due to Fury’s injuries, they are keen for them to be contested for as soon as possible. Eddie Hearn has stated in the past few days that there has already been contact between himself and Team Klitschko about the fight, with both parties extremely keen for the match up.
AJ has already confirmed the date of his next fight, November 26th, with the Manchester Arena being the venue of choice. However a fight of this magnitude is likely to fill much bigger stadiums and therefore Hearn may be looking to book out the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for this one.
Is it too soon for Joshua? People were saying that before the Charles Martin fight and we all know what happened then. All we do know is that it will be one hell of a fight, that will capture the imagination of the whole country, and one that we can’t wait to see. An official announcement is expected in the coming days.Early Joshua v Klitschko prices can be found here.