Joshua Offered To Defend Titles In Congo

Over 45 years after George Foreman and Muhammad Ali faced off in Zaire, Anthony Joshua has been offered his chance at a “Rumble In The Jungle”

“[Promoter Eddie Hearn] is exploring an option in [Congo]. There has been an approach,” Joshua’s manager Freddie Cunningham told Sky Sports.

“For the next fight, Africa is not the right time. But at some point he 100 percent wants it,” Cunningham said as Joshua is planned to defend against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev inside Tottenham’s Stadium.

“It went so well in Saudi that they will want to be kept in the loop. And there are always options in the UK – Tottenham’s stadium is great and local to where AJ grew up.”

“There are a lot of options internationally, but he does want to box back in the UK,” Promoter Eddie Hearn said of Joshua, who has not fought on his native soil since a 2017 drubbing of Alexander Povetkin.

“[Tottenham] would be keen to do it and it would be a nice stadium to do it in London.”

Report: Sky Sports

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