Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Video: Eddie Hearn on Khan, Brook, Spence, Smith, Joshua, More

By Victor Salazar

Anthony Joshua hopes his fight with Wladimir Klitschko will help him become a household name in the United States.

The IBF world heavyweight champion will face Klitschko on April 29 in front of more than 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London.

Joshua (18-0-0, 18 KOs) is already a huge draw in Britain but wants to emulate compatriots such as Lennox Lewis, Ricky Hatton, Naseem Hamed and Joe Calzaghe by building a following on the other side on the Atlantic.

There will be no shortage of options for Joshua's next fight should he see off Klitschko, but high on his wish list is American WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0-0, 36 KOs).

Wilder, 31, had been due to defend the belt against Gerald Washington on Feb. 25 in Alabama, but the Pole has failed a drugs test and a new opponent is being sought.

Another potential opponent for Joshua is Cuba's Luis Ortiz, who is also promoted by Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.

eddie-hearn_8

Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) is widely regarded as one of the top five heavyweights in the world and is being touted for fight with Jarrell Miller this spring.

The 27-year-old 2012 Olympic champion -- who defended his IBF title successfully last Saturday against American journeyman Eric Molina -- said the bout could be a life-changing experience for him

Klitschko, who will be 41 by the time the bout takes place, said he has stayed in the sport since losing his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts in a surprise defeat by troubled British pugilist Tyson Fury in November 2015 expressly to regain his titles.

Johsua has never been taken the distance, conceded that while Klitschko might be on the elderly side for a boxer contesting a world title it did not make him any less dangerous.

Tags: video image   Eddie Hearn image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines De La Hoya Warns: Golovkin Fighting in June Derails Canelo Bout! Who Is The Number One "Pound For Pound" Boxer Now? Arum: If Mayweather-McGregor Falls Through - UFC To Blame Jason Quigley Tested, Decisions a Very Game Glen Tapia Caballero Labors to Points Win Against Late Replacement Ruiz Emmanuel Rodriguez Stunned as Narvaez Never Arrives To PR Golovkin: Canelo Says He's Ready, I've Been Waiting 2 Years Chavez Jr. Vows To End All Talk of Canelo-Golovkin on May 6 Koelling Agrees to Fight Beterbiev to Become Ward's IBF Mandatory Vitali Klitschko: Joshua's Muscles Won't Help Him With Wladimir Khan Focusing On Fighting Opponent Other Than Manny Pacquiao Mikey Garcia: No Credit, Lomachenko Doing What I Did Years Ago! Cleverly-Skoglund in Play For 5/20, Chisora-Helenius For 5/27 Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Now For Vacant WBO Interim-Title Golovkin-Jacobs PPV Will Well Exceed 153K Buys, Says Loeffler Shawn Porter: Expect Me To Try To Knock Andre Berto Out! Brook Won't Worry About Orbital Bone When He Fights Spence Photos: Linares, Crolla - Go Face To Face at Final Rematch Presser Jason Quigley: I'm Ready For This Giant Step in My Career Nico Hernandez Details Long Road, Motivated as Pro Debut Nears Brook's Trainer Doesn't See Spence as Best American Welterweight Salido's Manager: Politics Killed Roman Fight For Canelo-Chavez Brook: Forget Golovkin Fight; I'm Gonna Smash Spence's Face In! IBF: If Nobody Agrees, Beterbiev Will Face Ward-Kovalev Winner Daniel Franco Wants World Title Shot By The End of The Year Dusty Harrison To Face Matthew Strode in Washington, D.C. Video: Nicola Adams on Virgil Hunter as Coach, Pro Run, More Malignaggi: What Happens When Brook Lands Big Shot on Spence? Golovkin Still Pound-For-Pound Number One, Says Lomachenko Skender Halili Returns, Faces Eduardo Flores in New Jersey Khan Claims There Was Proof of Funds For Pacquiao Fight Linares-Crolla II: A Most Intriguing Rematch Amir Khan Explains The Big Fallout With Team Members Lomachenko Open To Show McGregor The Basics for Mayweather Arum Very Willing To Do Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko Arum: Jacobs Did Good, But Golovkin Won - 7 Rounds To 5 Rigondeaux vs. Flores Purse Bid Ordered For April 3 Photos: Vasyl Lomachenko, Usyk, Gvozdyk Open Workout Photos: Quigley-Tapia, Caballero, Herrera, Esparza - Weigh-In Video: Lomachenko on Calling Out McGregor, Sosa Bout, More
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement