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Eddie Hearn reaches out to KMG over Joshua v Klitschko clash

Phil Jay 24/09/2016

Sky Sports

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn wasted no time offering Wladimir Klitschko a world title shot on November 26 in Manchester.

Star fighter Anthony Joshua is looking for an opponent for his second title defence later this year and Klitschko could be the perfect solution following problems nailing down either Bermane Stiverne or Kubrat Pulev.

Klitschko, 40, was let down for the second time by Tyson Fury this weekend ahead of their proposed rematch on October 26 and badly needs to get back in the ring after almost a year out of action.

Fury had previously delayed a scheduled summer contest between the two and looks likely to be stripped by at least on the organisations the Briton currently holds a heavyweight belt with.

The Klitschko return was mandated in their original contract, and the WBA especially had ordered Fury to follow through with the bout.

That could mean another one of the championships added to any possible encounter between Joshua and Klitschko as Hearn puts together a ‘Night of the Giants’ card in the North-West.

Taking to Twitter, Hearn made it clear the fight was at the forefront of his mind as he prepares for Anthony Crolla’s world title fight with Jorge Linares at the same venue.

Joseph Parker is currently Joshua’s mandatory challenger, although Hearn is known to want to stage that fight in March after the New Zealander appears in the co-feature in order to be introduced to a UK audience.

A fight with David Price is already being lined up for Parker, which would sit nicely alongside a massive collision between Joshua and Klitschko.

The winners of the two bouts would then be pitted together by Hearn on another huge card in the spring.

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