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Revealed: Anthony Joshua’s next opponent ahead of potential clash with winner of Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk

  • Joshua last fought in March when he brutally knocked out Francis Ngannou
  • Turki Alalshikh revealed the British heavyweight will return to action soon
  • Winner of Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk could face Joshua

Turki Alalshikh has revealed who Anthony Joshua’s next two opponents in the ring could be.

Joshua last fought in March when he brutally knocked out Francis Ngannou in the second round in Saudi Arabia.

Last month, the 34-year-old revealed his next fight could take place on September 20 or 21 at Wembley Stadium in London.

And Alalshikh, chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, said Joshua will face the winner of the fight between Daniel Dubois and Filip Hrgovic, which takes place on June 1, after ruling out a clash against the winner of Deontay Wilder against Zhilei Zhang.

“We have the Joshua fight in September, it all depends on the outcome of the Hrgovic fight (with Dubois),” His Excellency said.

“Because now we have Wilder vs. Jared Anderson locked in the card in Los Angeles.”

As talkSPORT’s Michael Benson reports via MmaFighting, provided Joshua emerges unscathed in his next fight, he will face Tyson Fury, who is scheduled to face Oleksandr Usyk for all the belts on May 18.

There is a two-way rematch clause in the Fury-Usyk fight, meaning the loser can trigger a second fight.

Joshua is unlikely to get the opportunity to fight Usyk again after already losing twice to the Ukrainian.

Therefore, the former heavyweight champion is secretly hoping that his compatriot Brit Fury will win the highly anticipated showdown in Saudi Arabia this weekend.

However, Joshua doesn’t think that will be the case as he predicted an Usyk victory last month.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “I fought Usyk so I can only speak about what I experienced with him – a phenomenal fighter, I would say he’s going to do a very good job,” he told TalkSport.

“I’ve never fought Fury, so I can’t speak to what it’s like to face him. Just speaking from what I know, I have to say that Usyk will be victorious.

Joshua has traveled to Riyadh and is expected to be ringside to witness the first undisputed heavyweight fight in 25 years.

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