Three-time Australian heavyweight champion Demsey McKean is reportedly being considered for a fight that would give him a shot against British megastar Anthony Joshua.
Air sports reports that ‘The Tower of Terror’ McKean is in talks to fight Filip Hrgovic in an IBF final elimination bout in August.
The winner would be offered a guaranteed fight against IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua.
On Wednesday, McKean posted on his Instagram: “The next fight will be locked up soon.”
American Michael Hunter withdrew from talks to fight Hrgovic, which opened the door for Queenslander, according to Air sports.
Fight promoter Kalle Sauerland told the publication: “We are in discussions with a number of names
“The Australian is on the list. Obviously, we are looking at the rankings. It’s very, very hard.
“We are in talks with a number of opponents. Not just Mr. McKean, a number of naysayers, so I have to keep my mouth a little schtum on this, but you will all be very happy when that is resolved.
Sauerland said an opponent should “quite” be locked up within the next seven days.
Southpaw McKean is ranked in the WBO top 15 and is undefeated at 19-0 with 12 KOs.
Its promoter Angelo Di Carlo said Air sports last year that McKean, who has also had kickboxing and MMA bouts, is “hungry” and a “good puncher.”
“Very tall, he is 6’6”, a massive man. He hasn’t had any amateur fights, but he moves better than the top amateurs, ”said Di Carlo.