NIGERIA CALLING: Anthony Joshua
ANTHONY JOSHUA could be set to follow in the footsteps of his idol Muhammad Ali, with a fight in Africa.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that there is a huge demand for the 27-year-old boxer from Watford, thanks to his high-profile in West Africa and meteoric rise through the professional ranks.
"Nigeria is desperate to have an event out there with him and they have the money," Hearn told the Daily Star.
"He has his background there, his parents are Nigerian. They love him out there. They sent a film crew from Lagos to the [Eric] Molina press conference."
“They want Joshua badly, they all do but what you are giving up is pay-per-view and gate receipts in the UK. They have to come up with $10m if they want a Joshua fight. That is the price. Some people have it, some don’t."
Joshua is set to defend his title against Eric Molina on Saturday night (Dec 10) and will be facing Wladimir Klitschko in the spring of 2017 - if he successfully defends his crown against Molina.