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Anthony Joshua set to defend world title on November 26 in Manchester

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IBF World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua is set to defend his title later on this year at the Manchester Arena on November 26, a prospect which he is very much looking forward to.

This will be the first time the undefeated British boxer has fought elsewhere in the country other than The O2 Arena since he faced off against and defeated Raphael Zumbano Love in Birmingham in May 2015 in two rounds.

Joshua's last five fights have taken place in The O2 Arena, and the champion is excited about travelling across the country once more to fight.


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He said according to Sky Sports: "When I first started my professional career I travelled all round the country fighting, which I loved. This is taking me back to the grass roots.

"I can't wait to get back up north and show the people of Manchester how much I have improved since the last time I was there. I have been inspired over the summer by the fighters in the Olympics, it has given me a new perspective and huge hunger to get back in ring.

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"It has taken a bit of time to officially announce the fight. We want this to be a spectacular show, all the way up the card and it takes time to get these things right."

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Joshua's opponent for this upcoming fight is yet to be determined, but they will be revealed in the week commencing September 26. His promoter, Eddie Hearn, has previously cited that possible opponents could be Joseph Parker, Bermane Stiverne, or Kubrat Pulev.

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