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Anthony Joshua to fight again on November 26, says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua, pictured with his promoter Eddie Hearn, now has to decide who he faces next.
Image: Eddie Hearn is still to decide who Anthony Joshua will face next

Eddie Hearn has confirmed Anthony Joshua's next fight will be on November 26, 2016.

And the IBF world heavyweight champion will fight away from London's O2 Arena for the first time in five bouts.

Joshua revealed the date while at the Rio Olympics watching Joe Joyce claim silver in the super-heavyweight final and Hearn confirmed to Sky Sports on Sunday: "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 successfully defended his IBF heavyweight belt in June with a seventh-round stoppage win over Dominic Breazeale, after which it was confirmed he would not fight again until the end of the year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15:  Anthony Joshua of Great Britain watches on during the Boxing at Riocentra 6 on August 15, 2016.
Image: Joshua has been enjoying training and media work at the Rio Olympics

The Watford-born heavyweight's opponent has not yet been decided but Hearn has been drawing up a list and in July he added the names of Kubrat Pulev and Joseph Parker to Bermane Stiverne, who has been training for a possible Joshua bout.

Negotiations for Joshua's mandatory title defence against Parker are also not due to start until November, but his promoter Dean Lonergan insisted in June the 24-year-old would accept a fight date that month.

Image: Joshua defeated Dominic Breazeale in June

Lonergan told Sky Sports: "We're ready now. If Eddie Hearn rang me up tomorrow and says we want to fight in the mandatory period, we want to fight November or December - that would be fantastic."

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Parker is also being lined up to face Alexandar Dimitrenko on October 1 but his last two fights have been just eight weeks apart.

Joshua has boxed in Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool twice, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Sheffield, as well as Wembley Stadium and York Hall.

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