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Anthony Joshua in talks with Australian heavyweight Demsey McKean

Australian heavyweight Demsey McKean said that Anthony Joshua had been in talks with potential opponents.

After suffering back-to-back losses against Oleksandr Usyk, it has been more than two years since Joshua last claimed victory. According to reports, the 33-year-old plans to return to the ring shortly in an effort to restart his career. McKean, an unbeaten Australian southpaw with 14 knockouts, is prepared to be that man.

"We are one of the frontrunners for a possible opponent for Anthony Joshua," he told Sky Sports.

"I could be (the man to retire Joshua) and I am very confident I can do that. But don't get me wrong, there is still more fights for AJ. If he loses to me, a top-10 heavyweight as well, that shouldn't be the end.”

The Australian's promoter, Angelo Di Carlo, commented on a potential match between Joshua and McKean by saying, "We are in contact with our promotional partner Eddie Hearn regarding Demsey's next fight.

"We have stated unequivocally that we are prepared for major battles and would be more than happy to face AJ in either Australia or England.”

Demsey currently holds positions 10 in the WBO and 11 in the IBF. He is well positioned for a major bout in 2023, whether it be against AJ or someone else.


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