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AJ- “I’ll return to the ring in December”

Anthony Oluwafemi Oluseni Joshua.

Former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has announced that he will not return to the boxing ring until December following his win over Jermaine Franklin this Month.

The British heavyweight star has been linked with fights against Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury following his unanimous decision victory over American Franklin at The O2 arena.

But Joshua appeared to suffer a nose injury during the fight and he posted a statement on social media which suggested a lengthy absence from the sport.

Joshua confirmed on his Instagram story “My next fight is scheduled for December. Not ideal but everything is part of a bigger picture”.

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua had to banish thoughts of retirement after picking up his first victory since 2020 against Franklin.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas