Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF World Heavyweight title for the second time this November at the Manchester Arena.
Joshua will fight in Manchester after having five consecutive fights in London at the O2 Arena. During those bouts the Londoner picked up Commonwealth and world titles, his record currently stands at 17-0-KO17.
Speaking about fighting outside of London for the first time since his 2015 win over Raphael Zumbano Love in just two rounds, the Olympic gold medallist said: : “When I first started my professional career I travelled all round the country fighting, which I loved. This is taking me back to the grass roots”.
Joshua also added: “I can’t wait to get back up north and show the people of Manchester how much I have improved since the last time I was there. I have been inspired over the summer by the fighters in the Olympics, it has given me a new perspective and huge hunger to get back in ring.
An announcement on who Anthony Joshua will be defending his IBF belt against and ticket details will be released the week commencing September 26.
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