Froch vs Groves II: Anthony Joshua scheduled to return on undercard

Mark Runnacles

Anthony Joshua will be on the bill on May 31 at Wembley Stadium, but won't fight in Manchester as scheduled on April 19.

Anthony Joshua, one of the most discussed heavyweight prospects in recent years, will return to the ring on May 31, as the 2012 Olympic gold medalist for Team Great Britain will feature on the Carl Froch vs George Groves rematch undercard at Wembley Stadium.

"Anthony will play a massive part of the huge Wembley show on May 31," said promoter (Eddie) 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."

Hearn added that Joshua (5-0, 5 KO) injured his hand during his walkover win over Hector Alfredo Avila on March 1 in Glasgow. The 24-year-old heavyweight had been tentatively slated to return on April 19 in Manchester, which has been called off due to the injury.

There has been talk of Joshua facing a veteran domestic heavyweight, with names like Michael Sprott and Matt Skelton brought up before. Sprott is part of that old timers heavyweight tournament in New Zealand on June 4, so he's probably not in the running.

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