Eddie Hearns, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, has said the British boxer could possibly fight Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch of the heavyweight clash on October 28.
Hearns’ disclosure effectively put paid to the aspiration of Tyson Fury to fight Joshua.
“I believe Klitschko will go ahead with the rematch so we are looking at dates,” Hearns disclosed to Mirror UK.
“Talks are ongoing over venues.
“The Principality Stadium is not really available in November because of rugby so 28 October is the option. Most of December is available but I don’t really want to go that late.
“Josh has a bit of a sore shoulder, Klitschko has had a tough fight, his face was bashed up. You have got two more weeks in May, all of June and after that, they will be thinking ‘right let’s get back to camp.
“Even if you started back in camp in August, then you have September and October so end of October can work.”
The Welsh national stadium is expected to host the rematch because of its retractable roof, but Hearn says he’s still looking at options overseas and will consider everything on the table before making a final decision.
“For Cardiff that date is an option and also December but I don’t really want to go into December so we are looking at the MGM in Las Vegas, China and Dubai as options too,” Hearn added.