Hearn: I Think Anthony Joshua Knocks Deontay Wilder Spark Out

Promoter Eddie Hearn, who guides the career of IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, is very confident that his boxer is capable of scoring a knockout over WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

A fight between Joshua and Wilder has been widely discussed in the last two years, but the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement.

Earlier this month, Wilder fought to controversial draw with Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles.


It now appears that Wilder and Fury are heading directly to a highly anticipated rematch.

But Hearn is very eager to delay that contest, and instead finalize a deal between Joshua and Wilder.

When they step in the ring, Hearn believes Wilder will get knocked out cold. 

“Joshua would be a lot easier to hit (than Fury) but I also think Joshua would take (Wilder) off his feet and knock him spark out," Hearn told The Sun.

“If Josh fights Tyson it's going to be the most amazing event but it's also going to be quite an awkward night. If he fights Wilder it's going to be X-rated because someone's head is getting taken off. If that goes 12 rounds, Joshua against Wilder, I'm quitting the sport. Because that's ridiculous, that's not possible.

"We want Wilder. That's the difference. I think if it was man on man and there were no belts, nothing, I think Joshua would probably prefer Fury. There's always been the ‘oh he was the champ, you won his belts’ and stuff like that so maybe that's in his head a little bit but he wants to be undisputed.' I think in the back of his mind, he wants to do a job on Fury as well. He wants to do a job on both of them and he's going to violently do that.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Raggamuffin on 12-12-2018

Tell that gutless stoic coward to fight Wilder. Sitting back and aging Wilder. Phony ass.

Comment by Roadblock on 12-12-2018

He might KO Wilder, but Wilder can also KO him.

Comment by Brainboxz on 12-12-2018

[QUOTE=jackblack008;19349668]Joshua is more static than Fury, Wilder gets more chances to hit. If Whyte and Wlad can rock Joshua, Wilder would do much more[/QUOTE] Boxing doesn't work like mathematics bro like if Mr A could rock Mr B while not…

Comment by jackblack008 on 12-12-2018

[QUOTE=Brainboxz;19347065]It's going to be either way bro, I know wilder won't dare come forward against AJ like he did against Fury, AJ fight better than any HW plus Wilder's right hand can only be effective if coming from distance. IMO[/QUOTE]…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 12-12-2018

[QUOTE=Illmatic94;19345759]Noticed the juiced up bodybuilder never speaks for himself. He's under a gag order from his own team. Last time he opened his mouth he demanded $50 million and embarrassed everybody. not a word since.[/QUOTE] No, last time he opened…

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