Joshua: Let Fans Pick My Opponent
Anthony Joshua is looking at social media and not sanctioning bodies to help him find his next opponent following his seventh round stoppage win over Alexander Povetkin.
The undefeated former Olympian revealed that he will use a poll on Twitter for fans to decide who he should take on next.
Cast your votes! 🗳 #AJBXNG
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) September 23, 2018
“Povetkin is a very tough challenger and he proved it on Saturday night,” said Joshua. “I realized he was strong to the head but weak to the body, so I worked the body and eventually got him out of there.
“That’s out the way, so let’s see what’s happening on April 13. Let’s ask the question, I have no mandatories.”
Joshua will return to Wembley Stadium in April, possibly against the winner of the December Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, but wants the fans to have a say.
“The sport is about what the fans want, let’s put a poll out on Twitter and see who fans want me to take on,” Joshua said following his win.
“I got my knockout streak back, I found my right hand again. It went missing for a while, but I found it and got the knockout against a tough guy in Povetkin.
“There’s a lot of pressure, the country is rooting for us all and boxing. The energy in here spurs you on and I do feel that pressure.”
Quotes Provided By: Boxing Scene