January 16, 2021

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Anthony Joshua approached to fight in Congo, Africa

The Democratic Republic of Congo, then-called Zaire in 1974 when Muhammad Ali’s rope-a-dope tactics outfoxed George Foreman in a legendary heavyweight title fight, now wants to host a Joshua fight.

“[Promoter Eddie Hearn] is exploring an option in [Congo]. There has been an approach,” Joshua’s manager Freddie Cunningham told Sky Sports.

Joshua has proudly spoken of his Nigerian heritage and a fight in Africa, following in Ali’s famous footsteps, is on his “bucket list”.

“For the next fight, Africa is not the right time. But at some point he 100 per cent wants it,” Cunningham said.

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