Anthony Joshua approached to stage next fight in Democratic Republic of Congo

Anthony Joshua approached to stage next fight in Democratic Republic of Congo

Anthony Joshua's next title defence could be hosted in Africa with Democratic Republic of Cong (DRC) leading the race to stage his next fight.

The former Zaire in 1974 staged the famous Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight bout between Mohammed Ali and George Foreman.

And Joshua's manager Freddie Cunningham confirmed that the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion has been approached by the West African nation.

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"[Promoter Eddie Hearn] is exploring an option in [Congo]. There has been an approach," Joshua's manager Freddie Cunningham told Sky Sports.

But Cunningham played down the possibilities of his client's next match holding outside the United Kingdom.

"For the next fight, Africa is not the right time. But at some point he 100 per cent wants it," Cunningham said.

Joshua's only two fights outside the United Kingdom was in New York and Saudi Arabia against Andy Ruiz Jr.

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However, Tottenham's brand new stadium in London will likely host Joshua's next fight which promoter Eddie Hearn had looked at as a possibility.

Promoter Eddie Hearn previously said: "There are a lot of options internationally, but he does want to box back in the UK.

"[Tottenham] would be keen to do it and it would be a nice stadium to do it in London."

Cunningham added: "It went so well in Saudi that they will want to be kept in the loop. And there are always options in the UK - Tottenham's stadium is great and local to where AJ grew up.".

Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev or unbeaten Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk are the two contenders for Joshua's next fight in March 2020.

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