Anthony Joshua Eyes Heavyweight Glory Against Filip Hrgovic After Wilder’s Shocking Loss

Anthony Joshua’s Shifted Course to Championship Bout

Anthony Joshua’s route to heavyweight supremacy has taken an unexpected turn following Deontay Wilder’s surprising loss to Joseph Parker.

With this outcome, Joshua’s potential bout against the ‘dangerous’ Croatian fighter, Filip Hrgovic, is now in sight.

Recent Victories and Unforeseen Outcomes

While Joshua secured an impressive win against Otto Wallin during the same event where Wilder suffered defeat, their anticipated bout in March 2024 appears to have hit a roadblock.

Joshua showcased dominance in his victory, but Wilder’s loss to Parker cast uncertainty over their scheduled showdown.

New Opportunities in the Boxing Landscape

The recent turn of events has presented a fresh opportunity for Joshua. With Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk set to clash for multiple title belts in February, the IBF title might become vacant due to a mandatory defense.

Hrgovic’s Position and Potential Showdown

As the current IBF number one contender, Hrgovic finds himself in a prime position to vie for the vacant title.

Joshua, now ranked IBF number two after his triumph over Wallin, sets the stage for a potential clash between Hrgovic and Joshua for the world championship.

Insight from Joshua’s Promoter

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, reflected on the situation, acknowledging the initial plan to face Wilder, who faced an unexpected loss.

Hearn highlighted the potential blessing in disguise, setting the stage for an anticipated bout between AJ and Hrgovic for the coveted world title.

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