Three-time Australian heavyweight champion Demsey McKean is reportedly being considered for a fight that would hand him a shot at British megastar Anthony Joshua. reports that ‘The Tower of Terror’ McKean is in talks to fight against Filip Hrgovic in an IBF final eliminator fight in August.
The winner would be given a guaranteed fight against IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua.
On Wednesday, McKean posted to his Instagram: “Next fight soon to be locked in”.
America’s Michael Hunter pulled out of talks to fight Hrgovic which has opened the door to the Queenslander, according to Sky Sports.
Fight promoter Kalle Sauerland told the publication: “We’re in discussions with a number of names
“The Australian is on the list. Obviously we look at the rankings. It’s very, very tough.
“We are in talks with a number of opponents. Not just Mr McKean, a number of opponents, so I have to keep my mouth a little bit schtum on this, but you’ll all be very happy when it’s solved.”
Sauerland said an opponent is “fully expected” to be locked in within the next seven days.
Southpaw McKean is ranked inside the WBO top 15 and is undefeated at 19-0 with 12 knockouts.
His promoter Angelo Di Carlo told Sky Sports last year that McKean, who has also had kickboxing and MMA fights, is “hungry” and a “good puncher”.
“Very tall, he’s 6’6”, a massive man. He’s had no amateur fights, but he moves better than the top amateurs,” Di Carlo said.