Anthony Joshua’s next fight in 2018

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What will Anthony Joshua’s next big fight be in 2018? The big names in heavy-weight boxing right now include Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker, Dillian Whyte, David Haye, Tony Bellew, Tyson Fury and Luiz Ortiz. Register your interest in future Anthony Joshua hospitality 2018.

Let’s take Luiz Ortiz and Tyson Fury out of the mix as reports suggests due to conflicts with governing bodies of boxing. Deontay Wilder will now face Bernmane Stiverne for the second time now that Luiz Ortiz has withdrawn for his fight on 4th November. It’s expected that Deontay Wilder will win this one, as they have faced each other before and Deontay Wilder came out on top.

Dillain Whyte has said he wanted to face Deontay Wilder as Luiz Ortiz’s replacement but he would have to win against Bermane Stiverne first. This could be a potential undercard fight for Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev, but let’s assume from this that neither Dillian Whyte or Bermane Stiverne will be high enough in the rankings to face Anthony Joshua in 2018.

On to the Tony Bellew v David Haye rematch, David Haye has expressed he would like to face Anthony Joshua in 2018, but Joshua himself saw little chance of this. David Haye lost against David Bellew in April 2017 and despite the circumstances of the loss, odds suggest Tony Bellew will seize a second victory against David Haye. Tony Bellew has not as of yet called out Anthony Joshua, but does aim to be Heavy-weight World Champion.

Anthony Joshua has kept his eye on one particular boxer, New Zealand’s Joseph Parker. Tony Bellew is eager to fight Joseph Parker after his fight with David Haye, this would only take place is Tony Bellew is victorious against Haye. A win against Joseph Parker, could give Tony Bellew the boost to take on Anthony Joshua but it would be a very close fight.

Deontay Wilder has called out Joseph Parker previously, saying that the winner will face Anthony Joshua. Of course, if Deontay Wilder loses to Bernmane Stiverne or Joseph Parker to Tony Bellew, who faces Anthony Joshua could easily be a wild card.

From this you have Anthony Joshua’s most likely candidates for his next fight after Kubrat Pulev. Anthony Joshua could face, Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker or a potential wildcard of Tony Bellew. Deontay Wilder’s rivalry with Anthony Joshua would certainly make for an exciting fight, but for pure talent Joseph Parker could be a very real contender for unified heavy-weight champion Anthony Joshua.

Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker will likely fight in 2018 to see who will take on Anthony Joshua and unify the WBA, IBF, WBO and WBC belts. A Deontay Wilder v Joseph Parker could take place in the UK or US.

Anthony Joshua has since begun discussions with Joseph Parker’s team for a fight to take place in Spring 2018. Given the colder climate of Spring, the most appropriate UK venue would be Cardiff’s Principality Stadium where Joshua took on Takam on 28th October 2018. Find out more on Joshua v Parker, here.

Given how quickly things change in boxing, predicting Anthony Joshua’s next fight is virtually impossible but we know Anthony Joshua’s next fight will be huge. Given Anthony Joshua’s London roots and his success at Wembley Stadium, it seems likely Anthony Joshua will return to Wembley Stadium in 2018, but who will be his next opponent? Register your interest in Anthony Joshua hospitality 2018 and book your Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev hospitality today!