Anthony Joshua versus Dominic Breazeale: Frederick Parker next for Joshua as injuries put Tyson Rage from the picture
Anthony Joshua wants to help make the next defence of his IBF heavyweight title in November.
Also, he intends to fight mandatory challenger Frederick Parker of recent Zealand following a brief relaxation from his demanding schedule.
Saturday’s seventh-round stoppage of America’s Dominic Breazeale symbolized both finest performance of Joshua’s career and also the first defence of his title.
He shown enhancing intelligence and persistence against an remarkably-resilient opponent, who suddenly required the biggest of punches until referee Howard Promote waved the battle over following the second knockdown in quick succession.
David Haye, like a ringside commentator also spoke of his desire to have what will be a big-money fight, but promoter Eddie Hearn revealed Parker is the preferred option, which the herpes virus meant Saturday’s fight was almost postponed.
“November,” Hearn responded when requested once the 26-year-old would again fight.
“We love to the Frederick Parker fight, this is the mandatory, we’ll suffer from that sooner or later, whether that’s November, December or if that’s March, April this is a good fight.
“He will not say, but he’d the herpes virus for a few days there were occasions whenever we were thinking about using the (Breazeale) fight or otherwise. Following the (Charles) Martin fight (when Joshua won the title) due to the commercial deals, it has been non-stop: broadcasters, sponsors… the main one worry with this fight was burnout.
“He requires a lengthy relaxation. He must go and become a youthful boy, go and take a seat on the shore together with his mates and fool around. It has been absolutely relentless.
“Our conversations with (Tyson Fury’s trainer and uncle) Peter Rage were to check out the Rage fight for November, December, or spring, summer time the coming year, but who knows with Tyson Rage how lengthy someone’s likely to be hanging around, because he’s a bit available.
“(Fury’s ankle) injuries has type of made a decision for all of us.
“The Parker fight’s going to take place either in November, December, or March, April. (Wladimir) Klitschko is really a fight we’d love too, but I am always reluctant to create a fight of this magnitude in November.”
Joshua place in his best performance to date in beating Breazeale (Getty)
There is no doubt Breazeale’s capability to take Joshua in to the seventh round for just the 2nd amount of time in his career permitted the champion to focus on the subtle enhancements he’s making.
3 fights ago he was vulnerable to defeat when hurt by Dillian Whyte, who he stated he found harder. He’ll next commentate on Team GB’s boxing team at Rio 2016, and find out the household he’s spent not enough time with because the Feb announcement of his grapple with Martin.
“I have had a good exposure to the (Team GB) boys,” he stated. “I have known them for a long time. I will be doing a bit of commentary play with them in the Olympic games.
Dominic Breazeale stumbles following a big right hands from Anthony Joshua (Getty)
“The primary factor: I actually want to meet up with my loved ones and spend time in your own home.
“I am inside a good position. (WBC champion Deontay) Wilder, Rage, Haye, (I’d fight) one, plus they all want me.”