Anthony Joshua to appear on Carl Froch-George Groves II bill
Anthony Joshua is the first fighter confirmed for the undercard of Carl Froch-George Groves II at Wembley.
Last Updated: 08/05/14 3:40pm
Joshua has been ruled out of the Manchester bill later this month due to a hand injury, but the exciting heavyweight can showcase his skills in the capital ahead of Carl Froch's rematch with George Groves on May 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The Olympic gold medallist suffered a hand injury in last month's knockout win over Hector Avila, his fifth straight stoppage victory since he turned professional last year.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested that Joshua will face an experienced domestic rival in the near future and is close to naming his next foe.
"Anthony will play a massive part of the huge Wembley show on May 31," said promoter Hearn. "I will be looking to announce his opponent next week and we're looking at stepping him up on the biggest stage British boxing has ever seen.
"Anthony picked up a hand injury in Glasgow and although it's healing well, he will be short for April 19 in Manchester - it's disappointing but I am sure he will be on fire at the national stadium."