Anthony Joshua will fight Australian heavyweight boxer Demsey McKean, who defeated UFC star Tai Tuivasa
Anthony Joshua ‘will fight the Australian heavyweight who defeated UFC star Tai Tuivasa’ as the ex-England champion tries to recover from the devastating Usyk defeats
- Anthony Joshua is reportedly looking to face Australian Demsey McKean
- The outstanding Australian southpaw is unbeaten with 22:0 and 14 knockouts
- McKean challenged Joshua after his last KO win in October
Boxing superstar Anthony Joshua will reportedly face off against undefeated Australian heavyweight Demsey McKean as the former world champion seeks to get his career back on track.
It’s been more than two years since Joshua last won a fight, with back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk, and the 33-year-old is reported to be back in the ring against The Tower of Terror in April. McKean.
Boxing superstar Anthony Joshua will reportedly face off against undefeated Australian heavyweight Demsey McKean as the ex-world champion seeks to get his career back on track
McKean – nicknamed “The Tower of Terror” – is undefeated as a pro (pictured)
British fight expert Adam Catterall made the claim Tuesday while speaking about Joshua with Nick Peet on the Fight Disciples podcast.
‘I’m told it’s him [Anthony Joshua] I’m going to fight Demsey McKean – the Aussie boy,” Catterall said.
‘Is that April?’ asked Pete.
“Yes, this is his comeback fight. Demsey McKean will be Anthony Joshua’s comeback fight,” confirmed Catterall.
British fight expert Adam Catterall broke the news on Tuesday while discussing Joshua with Nick Peet on the Fight Disciples podcast (Joshua and McKean pictured together).
Journalist Gareth A. Davies echoed Catterall’s comments on TalkSport’s boxing podcast Fight Night.
“I think he’s going to fight Demsey McKean, the unbeaten Australian who’s ranked 10th in the WBO and 11th in the IBF,” Davies said.
“It’s going to be a two or three round KO win for Anthony Joshua, probably at the O2 Arena, you won’t get a seat.
McKean pictured celebrating his win over Germany’s Patrick Korte
The Australian southpaw, who is currently 22-0 unbeaten with 14 knockouts and a win over UFC star Tai Tuivasa, called for a fight against Joshua after winning the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight belt last October.
‘I think I did [enough to warrant a fight with a top name next]. It was also an early KO and I’ll have to hold Eddie [Hearn] To that I think he said Gabba vs AJ,” McKean said.
“Obviously that would be my first preference, but every one of those top-level guys he mentioned.”
The Australian southpaw, who is currently unbeaten 22-0 with 14 knockouts, requested a fight against Joshua after winning the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight belt last October
Eddie Hearn, who promotes both McKean and Joshua, thinks the fight makes sense.
“He’s 22-0, he’s top 10 in the world, what else do you have to do?” said Hearn.
“He’s yet to fight one of those elite guys but that happens, you build your record, you learn in the game, you build your rankings and then you fight one of the elite guys, that’s the natural next step .”
Over the weekend, McKean confirmed via social media that he is in discussions with Hearn about the fight and that he would prefer it to be held at Brisbane’s Gabba Stadium.
Joshua had perhaps the best performance of his career against Pulev (pictured) in December 2020 and despite recent losses to Usyk, he remains a threat to almost everyone in the division
However, Hearn has told McKean that in order to land a big stadium fight, he has to first hit a “reputable name.”
Joshua had perhaps the best performance of his career against Pulev in December 2020 and despite recent losses to Usyk, he remains a threat to almost everyone in the division.
The Olympic champion is currently looking for a new coach after leaving both Rob McCracken and recently Robert Garcia.
Earlier this week, Joshua’s fellow British heavyweight Joy Joyce claimed the Englishman had “changed” as a fighter following his devastating KO loss to Andy Ruiz in 2019 and now prefers to backfoot and stay out of trouble rather than KO search.
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