Anthony Joshua will make the second defence of his IBF world heavyweight title on November 26, Eddie Hearn has confirmed.
The 26-year-old successfully defended the title for the first time with a seventh round stoppage against American boxer Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena back in June.
There has been speculation surrounding Joshua’s next opponent but the venue is now the topic of much debate after promoter Hearn revealed he will not be fighting at the O2 Arena which has become something of a fortress for the Watford-born star.
Hearn said: ‘November 26 is the date for your diary. We are changing city.
‘The opponent and venue will be confirmed in the next few weeks.’
Joshua will have the chance to extend his unbeaten pro record to 18 fights in an attempt to push for fights against the likes of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
It’s understood the much-anticipated fight could take place at either the Manchester Arena or the Liverpool Echo Arena.