Date: 4th May 2016 at 6:45pm
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With the first defence of his IBF heavyweight belt set to take place at the O2 Arena, in London, on Saturday 25th June, Anthony Joshua will be keen to continue his remarkable progress.

In his professional career so far, Joshua has stopped all his opponents, with only hi sold amateur rival Dillian Whyte lasting more than three rounds, with the Brixton fighter hanging around until the seventh round before being knocked out with a vicious upper-cut.

But what does the future hold for Joshua?

His next fight is against another unbeaten fighter in Dominic Breazeale, with the pair going head-to-head at a press conference this week.

But whilst Joshua appears to have adopted the O2 Arena as his home-bas, it is being reported that Joshua, somewhere down the line, could be fighting in far more exotic places.

His promotional team, which includes Barry Hearn, are suggesting that Beijing could be an option and a huge fight at the Bird?s Nest, the stadium that was used for the Beijing Olympics.

Talking about the possibility, Barry Hearn has remarked to the media,

‘When you plan someone’s career like Joshua you tend to plan in advance.

‘I think we’re two years from saying we can sell out the Bird’s Nest in China.’


When it comes to a possible opponent, it seems that we might have to look no further than China?s 2008 Olympic silver medallist Zhang Zhilei.

Zhilei, based in Las Vegas, has won the first eight fights of his professional career but would, obviously, need to work his way through the rankings to secure such a fight.

But the prospect is definitely intriguing.