Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hearn Sees Klitschko, Wilder, Fury as Next Three Bouts For Joshua

Anthony Joshua will attempt to contest a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko before fighting Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, according to his promoter.

Joshua stopped Klitschko by technical knockout in the 11th round of a thrilling bout in front of 90,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium last month to unify the IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight titles.

Fury, who beat Klitschko in 2015 before vacating his belts following a battle with depression, and having his licence revoked due to a failed drug tests, is angling for a showdown with Joshua as he seeks to have the ban overturned.

joshua-klitschko (1)_2

Promoter Eddie Hearn, though, claimed the controversial 28-year-old will have to wait for his chance to topple former Olympic champion Joshua.

"I think from a fans perspective, and I call myself one of those as well, Klitschko, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, they would be the next three fights for Anthony Joshua," Hearn was quoted as saying by The Sun.

It remains to be seen when Fury will be allowed to box again, amid claims his hearing with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) could be delayed.

"There's honestly no one that wants to see Tyson Fury return to the ring more than Anthony Joshua and myself, because that is the biggest fight in world boxing," Hearn said.

"He's got a long way to go, it's great to see him training, I think the UKAD [issue] is extremely cloudy and doesn't make sense and something's going on there that I can't put my finger on.

"He's got to go before the British Boxing Board of Control, he's a long way from fighting again but he's on the road, he's on the horse. He's back in the gym, he's getting the weight off, he seems to be committed to the sport again which is great for all of us because - yeah, he's not everybody's cup of tea, but he's a character, he's a personality and that's what drives sport."

Hearn also believes Joshua is ahead of the curve in terms of his development, the 27-year-old having already risen to the summit despite only picking up the sport at the age of 18.

"Anthony is doing things that people at this stage in his career shouldn't, he shouldn't be in unification fights with Wladimir Klitschko in his 19th fight," he said.

"He will have to do a lot of learning in the ring against Tyson Fury, but he's prepared to take these fights, and for that he deserves a huge amount of credit."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ernie Mavers on 05-20-2017

Lip service, Hearn will talk about Wlad and Fury at length, but him, AJ, and UK fans refuse to discuss Wilder, or attempt to minimize him even though he is by far the most dangerous fight for AJ. This is…

Comment by MoneyKing on 05-20-2017

[B]Hearn talks proper sh*t.[/B]

Comment by Poppo168 on 05-20-2017

[QUOTE=Hmabshir;17683327]As long as he doesn't let Wilder catch him with a lucky right hand Joshua KO's him within 6 rounds. Wilder is garbage. Want proof? [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOHGc9x-uW8[/url] thats a 2 minute video describing how bad Wilder is. Only real threat for…

Comment by Deus on 05-20-2017

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;17684017]Uhhhhh, he must not believe mandatories exist lol[/QUOTE] He does, this is just Hearn saying what 3 fights he thinks fans want to see Joshua in next, not what will happen. [QUOTE=Feint First;17685238]So you're just gonna blantantly duck King Kong…

Comment by Feint First on 05-20-2017

So you're just gonna blantantly duck King Kong Ortiz and not even acknowledge your WBA mandatory while lining up the following Murderers' Row: 1) a 41 year old you knocked out already 2) a guy who's an "untested bum" according…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (24)
Top Headlines Ryota Murata Feeling Good About Career Despite Shocking Loss Brook: No Issues With Weight, Close To 147 For Spence Defense ABC Calls For Ban of Dirrell's Trainer Due To Post-Fight Assault Promoter: David Benavidez Will Roll Over Everyone Shelly Vincent Tops Broadway Boxing Card, June 3 Mayweather on Canelo-GGG: May, September Are My Dates Video: Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua Come Together in UK Michael Walsh Eyes Comeback, Set To Return On June 2 Ian Tims vs. Luke Watkins For Vacant Irish Belt, June 10 In Belfast Joshua: Mayweather-McGregor is Bigger With Me on Undercard Adrien Broner To Spend Three Days in Jail For Contempt Charge Groves Admits a Loss To Chudinov Could Be End of His Career Duva: Barrera Was Right on Beterbiev, Smith Deal Easy To Make Agitated Arum: HBO, Showtime Don’t Own the Boxing Business! Mayweather Confident He Would School Golovkin in 'Easy' Fight Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update Frankie Gavin To Return, June 3 In Scotland Brook vs. Spence: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russell Henshaw Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko, Mayweather, Future, More Brook: After Beating Spence, I Want Thurman Unification Next! Coldwell Hopes Lewis Taylor Shocks Jamie Cox on Brook-Spence Amir Khan Not Happy With WBC's Decision, May Target Peterson Why Do Boxing Robberies Continue To Happen? Video: Shakur Stevenson Talks About Second Pro Fight, Future Deontay Wilder Hopes Joseph Parker Fight Can Come Together Mayweather Expects Davis To Be a Star, Spence To Beat Brook Abel Sanchez: I'd Hate To See Mayweather Get '50' With McGregor Video: Ray Beltran Talks Big Win, Getting His Green Card Crawford: Pacquiao is The Only Fight We're Really Looking For BJ Flores Ready To Step in For Shannon Briggs and Face Oquendo Mayweather: No Rush To Make Davis-Lomachenko Unification Video: Bob Arum, Terence Crawford Post-Fight Interview McGregor Tells Mayweather To Stop Talking and Sign Contract Crawford Lands 59% of Power on Diaz - CompuBox Punch Stats Arum Admits Crawford-Thurman Fight Nowhere Near Happening Euro News: Braehmer Return, Madson, Hammer, Lock, More Report: Briggs Fails PED Test; Title Fight Vs. Oquendo in Doubt Arum Suggests Crawford’s Next Fight Won’t Be Televised by HBO Photos: Terence Crawford Beats Down Felix Diaz For TKO Win Frank Warren: Walsh Will Recover, Wasn't as Bad as Khan's KO
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement