Joshua lines up December bout

  • Last Updated: November 4 2013, 14:40 GMT

Olympic super-heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will return to the scene of his gold medal triumph when he has his fourth professional fight at London's ExCel Centre on December 14.

Anthony Joshua: Will fight Welshman Dorian Darch
Anthony Joshua: Will fight Welshman Dorian Darch

Joshua will fight Welshman Dorian Darch on a packed card which includes Lee Purdy's European welterweight title challenge against unbeaten Leonard Bundu, plus West Ham lightweight Kevin Mitchell.

Joshua, who claimed his Olympic title with a countback victory over Roberto Cammarelle last year, scored his second professional win with a second-round stoppage over Paul Butlin late last month.

The 29-year-old Darch has won seven of his nine professional fights but has only won once inside the distance and was beaten on points by Hughie Fury - younger brother of heavyweight contender Tyson - last time out.

Joshua's fight against Darch is dependent on him coming through his third professional bout in Bethnal Green on November 14 against an opponent yet to be named.


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