Anthony Joshua will return to the ring later this month when he faces potential banana-skin opponent Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua, who has enjoyed a fruitful 2023 with two wins, is continuing his quest to win back the world titles ahead of a decisive 2024.
The Brit was last in action in August when he knocked out Robert Helenius while Wallin beat Murat Gassiev a month later via a split decision.
Joshua vs Wallin: How to watch
This 12-round heavyweight fight will take place on Saturday, December 23.
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Timings of each bout as well as the main event ringwalks are yet to be confirmed.
It will be shown live on DAZN PPV with coverage beginning at 7pm.
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Joshua vs Wallin: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin
- Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker
- Daniel Dubois vs Jarrell Miller
- Dmitry Bivol vs Lyndon Arthur – for WBA lightweight title
- Jai Opetaia vs Ellis Zorro – for IBF cruiserweight title
- Filip Hrgovic vs Mark de Mori
- Arslanbek Makhmudov vs Agit Kabayel
- Frank Sanchez vs Junior Fa
Joshua vs Wallin: What has been said?
Joshua will be ‘clear and decisive’ in his fight with Wallin, according to his new teammate Leigh Wood.
“The approach he’s got with Ben [Davison], he’s like a sponge – he’s absorbing all the information,” Wood told Boxing News.
“A lot of people look at it and think, ‘He’s training with Ben, is he mad?’
“But like I’ve said, Ben [is] way ahead. I’ve said this many times, and people can quote me, because I know in ten years’ time they’ll be like: ‘Leigh Wood told us.’
“I didn’t have to tell you. Look at my fights I’ve had; I’ve been underdog time and time again, [but] I’m getting these results. Is it because I’m superhuman, or is it because I’ve got a mint team? Do the maths.
“I can see a lot of similarities between AJ and myself in the way he’s learning. He’s always asking questions and wants to know how it works. Sometimes you’re trying to learn something and it doesn’t click straight away, then it’s a good feeling when you get it.”
Wood continued: “He’s on the right path, and I can’t wait for his fight in December. I think you will see AJ be more clear and decisive with what he’s doing in there, because I feel like he’ll know what he needs to do.
“Whereas in previous fights, he’s [seemed] a bit apprehensive. [It’s like he’s] thinking, ‘It don’t feel right,’ or half-guessing and not confident in what he’s doing but just doing it anyway.
“I know for this fight he will be clear and decisive, knowing what he needs to do and going out and doing it.
“A lot of people will say, ‘AJ’s looking more like his old self,’ and that will be because of these things he’s doing [with Davison].