CHINA DE­FENCE FOR JOSHUA?

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An­thony Joshua could de­fend his IBF world heavy­weight ti­tle in the Bird’s Nest Sta­dium in Bei­jing un­der am­bi­tious plans be­ing made by pro­moter Barry Hearn. Hearn has con­firmed he is in talks with Chi­nese of­fi­cials over stag­ing a bout in­volv­ing the un­beaten 26-year-old, who won the ti­tle by knock­ing out Charles Martin in the sec­ond round last month. Hearn said: “I think Joshua’s go­ing to be a global fig­ure, and I’ve got to give him a global plat­form. I think we’re two years away from say­ing we can sell out the Bird’s Nest in China.”

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