Gareth A Davies has weighed in with his prediction for Anthony Joshua’s next opponent, and believes 22-0 Demsey McKean will get the call.
News emerge early this week that McKean was a frontrunner for an April clash with Joshua, however just days later there were reports he was no longer being considered.
However, Davies reaffirmed his view that the undefeated Australian would still land the career high pay day when questioned on the matter by IFL TV.
“I do, I really do. I think thats a four or five round knockout for Anthony Joshua that gets his confidence back. No issue with that, then Dillian Whyte in July.”
“I completely get the tune up fight, he needs his confidence back. We saw him after that August fight with Oleksandr Usyk.”
“I think it’ll be McKean in early April, then onto Dillian Whyte.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed in a recent interview that Joshua would return to action this spring against a “top 15” opponent.
There seems to be a new favourite to secure the ‘AJ’ fight every day, with reports emerging on today that Jermaine Franklin is now the most likely opponent.
Franklin gave a good account of himself against Dillian Whyte in November, with many observers feeling the American was hard done by not to get the decision.
Other fighters linked to facing Joshua include former Tyson Fury opponent Otto Wallin and heavy hitting southpaw Zhilei Zhang.
With an official announcement expected in the coming days and the apparent end of his search for a new trainer, the career of Anthony Joshua looks finally set to get back in motion and commence the journey towards becoming a three-time heavyweight champion of the world.