Anthony Joshua announces second title defence in November at Manchester Arena

There are three likely contendors the 26-year-old could take on

BY Robbie Dunne 17:59 Friday 2 September 2016, 17:59 2 Sep 2016

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF World Heavyweight Title for the second time at the Manchester Arena on November 26th.

The 26-year-old's last fight came in June when he defeated Dominic Breazeale and the champion's next challenger is expected to be announced by the end of september with Joseph Parker, former world champion Bermane Stiverne and European title-holder Kubrat Pulev the most likely candidates, according to promoter Eddie Hearne.

Joshua's reason for returning to Manchester is, "when I first started my professional career I travelled all round the country fighting, which I loved. This is taking me back to the grass roots."

"I can't wait to get back up north and show the people of Manchester how much I have improved since the last time I was there. I have been inspired over the summer by the fighters in the Olympics, it has given me a new perspective and huge hunger to get back in ring. 

"It has taken a bit of time to officially announce the fight. We want this to be a spectacular show, all the way up the card and it takes time to get these things right."


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