Anthony Joshua, the 28-year-old British-Nigerian, will defend his IBF and WBA titles against Carlos Takam in front of 70,000 fans at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on 28 October.
It will be the Watford-born fighter’s second stadium bout, and this time the stage appears to be the lucrative American market.
But Joshua wants his fans in England to still “enjoy” going to his fights.”Everyone talks about going to the States,” Joshua said. “I’ve heard news about going to the Middle East, I’ve heard news about opportunities in Africa.
“From my amateur gym and people I grew up with, I give out a lot of tickets and I help a lot of people in different ways to get to the shows. I think it’s great that all these little kids and their parents can come to watch a heavyweight title clash – that’s why I’m not in a rush to go to the States.
“If the opportunity presents itself, so be it. But the reason I’m not in a rush is that people have supported me for so long here, let them enjoy it now.
“Going to America is a whole different ball game to a lot of people.”
Joshua will face Takam, a 36-year-old Cameroonian-Frenchman, after original opponent Kubrat Pulev withdrew because of injury.