CHINA DEFENCE FOR JOSHUA?
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.”