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Anthony Joshua eager to face Kevin Johnson
By Andrew Scott Wednesday, 4 February 2015 02:11
Anthony Joshua’s fans are very excited, as the fighter is getting ready for his return to the ring, saying that he’s looking forward to a clash with Kevin Johnson on the 25th of April in Newcastle, in a bout that online bookmakers believe will be a massive showdown.
This Saturday, Joshua – Olympic gold medal winner – was set to top the bill in London at the O2 Arena, but injury ruled him out.
Joshua’s fans were very worried when they saw that in November, the fighter suffered a fractured back when he last entered the ring, and he had no choice but to suspend the most difficult challenge of his career as a professional against the famous “King Pin” – a fighter that went all the way with Wladimir Klitschko, as well as Tyson Fury.
The heavyweight said that he’ll be ready to hit the ring on the 4th of April in Newcastle, but is firmly looking at a fight against Johnson.
“April 4 is when I’ll be back for a nice warm-up,” he said. “The guy I was supposed to be fighting on January 31 [Kevin Johnson], I’ll be fighting on April 25 at the O2 Arena.
“I am not sure who it’s going to be [on April 4]. I don’t want to overlook him but I am really focused on Johnson because, even though I was supposed to fight him and it’s been postponed, he’s still the main man on my mind.
This Saturday, he will be at ringside at the O2 Arena when Daniel Estrada faces Kevin Mitchell in the eliminator for WBC lightweight title, and online bookmakers also believe that this fight will be very intense.
On Friday, the fighter also met with Manny Pacquiao at the gym of the Fitzroy Lodge Boxing Club, and says that he allows his fracture heal by itself.
However, with only two months left before the 25-year-olcd makes his debut in Newcastle, the fighter is well on his way.
“We’re back on core work and onto rehabilitation so we are probably ahead of schedule,” said .
“It’s a bone injury so if it was a muscle injury we could do a lot of deep tissue work and ease the pain but because it’s a bone injury it’s something muscles can’t mend and just has to heal itself.”
Boxing fans all over the world that follow these fighters are confident that they’ll be in for a quite a show when April arrives, and online bookmakers hope to see Joshua in perfect fitness when his meeting gets underway.