Anthony Joshua To Lose IBF Title

By Ikenga Chronicles May 29, 2017

Anthony Joshua To Lose IBF Title

Latest development could see Anthony Joshua give up his two world heavyweight titles without a fight in the ring for being reluctant to have a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.

Klitschko has declared his intention for a rematch after suffering a recent defeat in the hands of Joshua but that could force the Nigerian-born to give up the IBF title he won against Charles Martin if the boxing authorities rule he has to take on his mandatory challenger Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev next, reports

In his reaction, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said he will work on having a Joshua-Klitschko  fight for both the WBC and IBF titles with the winner to face Pulev.

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Hearn said, “It is the IBF convention this week and we have put in a special exemption request to fight Klitschko next as we will with the WBC but that is a little bit more clear.

“We will be allowed a special acceptation request with the WBC but whether we will be allowed one with the IBF, who knows.

“We want to fight Klitschko next and the noise from the their camp is that is going to happen, and it will be discussed over the next few weeks.

“If Anthony doesn’t fight Klitschko he will fight Pulov who isn’t going to go away. Pulov’s people have objected to the special exemption request.”

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Meanwhile, Joshua revealed that he wishes his son have another career other than boxing

Asked if he would want 19-month-old Joseph to become a professional boxer, the world heavyweight champ replied, “I swear I wouldn’t want him to be.

“This ain’t a job, it’s crazy. Do you know the amount of pain that we go through? I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

“You shouldn’t look at it as a career straight away because it’s very, very, hard. So with him, I’d say, ‘Set off on your own path whether it is ­business, studying, sports…’ but I want him to be better than me in anything he does.”