Anthony Joshua could fight Deontay Wilder in his next fight, as Eddie Hearn has claimed. Although the negotiations are still cold, the possibility to see the two heavyweight icons locking horns is not ruled out.
It all depends on when Anthony Joshua fights: Eddie Hearn
A former unified heavyweight world champion, Joshua has sustained two back to back losses to Oleksandr Usyk and no matter who he faces next, will try to return to winning ways.
If the Briton’s next outing is against the “Bronze Bomber”, it can be expected that AJ will try to surprise Wilder with a victory. The former WBC titlist, who went down against Tyson Fury twice, marked his comeback win over Robert Helenius last month.
During a recent appearance on the DAZN Boxing Show, Hearn stated that Joshua is in a position to target a mega matchup with Wilder, straight up and he won’t need much more time.
“I think it all depends on when AJ fights, if he waits until April or May, he may go straight into the Dillian Whyte fight, if he fights in February, he may have a warm-up fight first,” said Hearn, “He’s coming to Abu Dhabi this week; we are sitting down with him to plan the next step and we’re on the verge of mapping that out.”
“I actually sent Shelly Finkel an email back in August to talk about a deal and he actually replied to me yesterday,” the British promoter went on, “I invited them out here to Abu Dhabi this week, they can’t come, but I see the Deontay Wilder fight probably being the second fight for Anthony Joshua in all honesty, but he’s up for fighting anyone.”
In addition, the promoter explained what are the steps to follow in Joshua’s career. Although nothing is defined and everything will depend on the times he chooses to fight, he has many possibilities to analyze.
“Joshua is willing to fight anyone. If he waits, he may go straight into that fight, it all depends on when he returns, if he returns early in the year, he’ll fight someone else first, and if not he’ll go straight into the Whyte or Wilder fight,” concluded Hearn.