Anthony Joshua and Demsey McKean in negotiations for April fight

Anthony Joshua is preparing for his return to the ring, with Australian giant, Demsey McKean, as the rumoured opponent.

Following two consecutive defeats, AJ is desperate to get back to winning ways. After regaining his world titles against Andy Ruiz Jr, all roads looked destined for a mega showdown between Joshua and Tyson Fury. But out of nowhere, Oleksandr Usyk put a spanner in the works and sent the Brit tumbling back to square one.

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While the powerhouse didn’t disgrace himself, the Ukrainian exposed several vulnerabilities in his game. Therefore, with his career on the line, he’s hooked up with renowned American coach, Derrick James, to ensure he’s prepared for his upcoming outing on April 1 at the O2 Arena, London.

And for the first leg of the comeback trail, he’ll go toe-to-toe with the ‘Tower of Terror’.

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Anthony Joshua vs Demsey McKean rumoured for April

After falling short against one southpaw, AJ will jump right back in with another. McKean carries a respectable 22-0 record, with 14 finishing inside the scheduled distance.

During an episode of the Fight Disciples, Adam Catterall claimed: “I’m told he’s [Anthony Joshua] going to be fighting Demsey McKean – the Australian kid.”

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Following a win over Patrick Korte, the Aussie called out the former champ for a showdown at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane.

Demsey said: “I think I did [enough to warrant a fight against a big name]. It was an early knockout as well, and I’m going to have to hold Eddie [Hearn] to that, I think he said the Gabba against AJ.”

While he might not get the opportunity in his home country, it looks like Dempsey’s successfully goaded Joshua into a fight in England.

While his resume doesn’t jump off the page, the 32-year-old will undoubtedly believe he can get the win. And with AJ’s confidence at an all-time low, the underdog will see it as the perfect opportunity to cause the upset.

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