Boxer, Anthony Joshua finds himself in a position to potentially vie for the IBF heavyweight world title against either Filip Hrgovic or Daniel Dubois.

Reports indicate that Croatian contender and the IBF mandatory challenger Hrgovic, is poised to risk his position by taking on young British prospect Dubois in Saudi Arabia on June 1.

For Joshua, the clash between Hrgovic and Dubois holds significant implications, as the winner could potentially become his opponent for a vacant heavyweight world title.

Having earned his mandatory challenger status by defeating Zhang in 2022, Hrgovic has patiently awaited his shot at the title.

Joshua eyes potential fight with Hrgovic or Dubois for IBF heavyweight world title
Anthony Joshua – Getty

However, the likelihood of the IBF belt becoming vacant opens the door for Joshua to enter the fray as the next highest available contender.

Yet, Dubois presents a formidable challenge and has the opportunity to disrupt the narrative by defeating Hrgovic.

In such scenario, the IBF could order a showdown between Joshua and Dubois for the vacant heavyweight world title.


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