Boxing gossip: Everything on Joshua v Wilder/Povetkin, plus Amir Khan’s likely next opponent

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Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder has seemingly hit a massive stumbling block

Here’s a round-up of all the top boxing headlines and gossip from Tuesday’s newspapers and online…

The WBA have released a statement declaring Anthony Joshua MUST face Alexander Povetkin next. [talkSPORT]

It appears Joshua will have to wait before he gets the chance to pick up the fourth and final heavyweight world title

It appears Joshua will have to wait before he gets the chance to pick up the fourth and final heavyweight world title

Eddie Hearn has responded to this by explaining AJ has very little choice and must face Povetkin next, not Wilder. [Sky]

Hearn claims Wilder’s team have been playing a “game” and not signed the Joshua contract, hence why the WBA have now ordered Joshua to fight his mandatory. [Sky]

Amir Khan is rumoured to be facing Samuel Vargas next, this will be announced on Thursday. [FightHype]

Khan returned after an almost two year absence in April

Khan returned after an almost two year absence in April

There will be a purse bid for James DeGale’s defence against his mandatory challenger Jose Uzcategui on July 5. [ESPN]

Callum Johnson will face Artur Beterbiev for the IBF light-heavyweight on October 6 in the US. [Tweet]

Kubrat Pulev’s backers won the purse bid for his IBF heavyweight final eliminator against Jarrell Miller [ESPN]

The World Boxing Super Series will host a tournament at super-lightweight in their second season. [Tweet]

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