Eddie Hearn reveals next Anthony Joshua fight is planned for same day as Usyk bout, and won’t be against Whyte

EDDIE HEARN has revealed the targeted date for Anthony Joshua’s next fight.

However, it has also come to light that his opponent will not be Dillian Whyte.

Eddie Hearn has revealed the target for Anthony Joshua’s next fightRex

GettyBut a summer showdown will mean he will not fight Dillian Whyte[/caption]

According to the Mail, AJ is currently in camp following his win over Jermaine Franklin in April.

The same, meanwhile, cannot be said for Whyte.

Whyte was rumoured to be in line to face Joshua next but no official offer has been tabled from Whyte’s camp yet, as revealed by Hearn when speaking to Boxing News.

The report adds a replacement fighter has not yet been identified.

Speaking to Boxing Social, promoter Hearn revealed target dates for AJ’s fight: “We’ve got May 27th, we’ve got June 10, we’ve got July 1st.

“We’re probably going to go July 29 as well.

“AJ’s probably fighting August 12th. It’s the summer period and we’re smashing out shows left, right and centre.”

And on the location of the fight, Hearn hinted at a London showdown, telling IFLTV: “I think it will be in London and depending on who it could be in a stadium.”


Hearn’s hint at a summer showdown comes despite AJ claiming he would not be fighting again until December – when a potential Saudi-funded heavyweight tournament will take place.

The August 12 date would also conflict with Oleksandr Usyk’s fight against Daniel Dubois.