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Live Sky Sports date lined up for Joshua in Manchester

Anthony Joshua (right) is trained by Tony Simms at his Hainault gym (Pic: Lawrence Lustig) Anthony Joshua (right) is trained by Tony Simms at his Hainault gym (Pic: Lawrence Lustig)

Thursday, August 28, 2014
12:29 PM

Kazakh-born German heavyweight Airich hoping to end fighter’s run

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Anthony Joshua MBE will face Konstantin Airich at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on September 13, live on Sky Sports.

The Kazakh-born German heavyweight is tasked with stopping Joshua’s run of seven KO wins from seven pro fights, and the 35-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the table, with 21 wins from 35 fights and having shared the ring for the full distance with Odlanier Solis and Denis Bakhtov.

He returns to Britain having reached the semi-finals of the Prizefighter International Heavyweights at Alexandra Palace in May 2011.

“This fight signifies the first real step up for Anthony,” said Hearn. “Airich has plenty of experience at the top level, he’s a lively competitor and can punch. Anthony is fresh from his visit to spar Wladimir Klitschko and fans in Manchester can expect an explosive performance.

Trained by Hainault’s Tony Sims, Joshua’s clash with Airich is part of an exciting night of action in Manchester, led by Scott Quigg’s WBA World super-bantamweight title defence against Stephane Jamoye – with chief support coming from Anthony Crolla’s WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title defence against Gamaliel Diaz.

Scotty Cardle challenges Kirk Goddings for the English lightweight title with the fight also an eliminator for the British belt, the first of two exciting eliminator contests for the coveted Lord Lonsdale strap, as welterweights Sam Eggington and Denton Vassell clash, while local favourites Liam Hanrahan and Sam Hyde are joined by former Team GB star Gamal Yafai and Derbyshire’s Jack Massey.

● Tickets are on sale now priced £30, £40, £60 and £100 via phones4uarena.co.uk or by calling 0844 847 8000. £150 VIP packages are exclusively available through MatchroomBoxing.com/tickets or by calling 01277 359 900.

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