Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hearn: Joshua is Fighting in The UK, The Ball in Wilder's Court

Anthony Joshua’s next fight will without question take place in the UK, according to the boxer's promoter Eddie Hearn.

Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) unified the IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles back in March with a twelve round unanimous decision over Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Joshua has two options for his next fight - WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.

anthony-joshua (1)_1

At the moment, money is not the big issue in making Joshua vs. Wilder.

The big issue is the location.

Wilder's handlers have ordered Joshua a guarantee of $50 million to make the fight in the United States, and the British superstar is willing to take less money in order to make the fight in the UK.

"He [Joshua] will box in September. Wilder has got two options. He can agree to fight Joshua in September or in December or February. He wants to box in the UK next. We’ve extended that offer to Wilder," Hearn said to Talk Sport.

"Everything is good in terms of the spirit between the two camps. We’re talking. Povetkin is ready to go so we have to make our move shortly. I reckon in the next week or two we’ll be looking to make a decision.

"We need to decide whether it’s Wilder or Povetkin next because the clock is ticking and Joshua is ready to get back in camp and defend his title. An announcement on the next Joshua fight is coming within the next week or two."

Hearn explains that Joshua, and head trainer Rob McCracken, are very firm on fighting in the UK in September - and it's very unlikely that either of them will move aware from that position. 

"The next fight will definitely be in the UK. That was a decision made by AJ and Rob McCracken. We believe we’ve built something very special with great crowds and great atmosphere and we want to continue that. The next one could be in London but Cardiff is still an option," Hearn said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AJISKING on 06-07-2018

So wilder is fighting for 1m in his next fight vs a Joshua left over after he ducked Joshua Joshua will be fighting for 20m vs povetkin Lol only one person who screwed up by refusing to fight and it…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 06-07-2018

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18837664]You could be right. I'm going with Joshua though. He just seems more complete than Wilder, and IMO is very close in power.[/QUOTE] the power seems equal. aj is more ''polished'' but sometimes being unorthodox can be an advantage. i…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 06-07-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Wilder fans sure do guard their lord-and-savior at all costs don't they? Geez, the biggest atmosphere for this is in England. Wilder has one belt. Joshua…

Comment by fullers on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=Stinger1;18828312]You must of been living under a rock for the past month because AJ and Hearn have made an improved offer to Wilder. Why would they do that if they didn't want the fight? Let's hope Deontay allows AJ to…

Comment by Noelanthony on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=Redgloveman;18832410]In fairness to our American brethren, Rugby is actually called Rugby football - because it's a variation of the rules of "association football" (soccer) which started in the town of Rugby in Warwickshire. People called it Rugby football because it…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (197)
Top Headlines Frank Warren: I Thought We Had Deal For Yarde-Monaghan DeGale: I Finally Get a Chance To Outclass Eubank, Shut Him Up Wilder Predicts Very Brutal KO of Fury: His Entire Body Will Spin! Carl Martin Defends WBA Asia Belt Against Chul Suh in Ifugao Tomoki Kameda vs. Abigail Medina Lands on Abema TV A 'Monster' Awaits Rodriguez After Victory Over Moloney Spence: I'm Now #1 at 147, Keith Thurman Must Face Me! Video: Tevin Farmer Talks Gervonta Davis Showdown Video: Sugar Ray Leonard on Pacquiao-Broner, Canelo-Andrade Katie Taylor: Amanda Serrano Doing Everything To Avoid Me Hearn: For Golovkin, The Biggest Fight is Canelo Trilogy at DAZN Video: Eddie Hearn Reacts To Canelo-Andrade, Murata's Loss Video: Brant's Promoter Reacts To Big Win Over Murata Video: Lomachenko Talks Pedraza Fight, Linares Rematch Video: Rob Brant Reacts To His Big Win Over Murata Photos: Tevin Farmer Blasts Out James Tennyson To Retain Michael Conlan: Now I Want Real Opponents - Top 10, Top 15 Hearn Erupts: Wilder Wants 60-40 For Joshua? F*** Off! Murata Admits: Brant Made Me Feel My Skills Are Limited Photos: Naoya Inoue, Emmanuel Rodriguez - Go Face To Face Photos: Katie Taylor Celebrates Big Win With Conor McGregor Farmer To Gervonta Davis: Why You Not Fighting? I Want You! Hearn: Canelo Has 11-Fight Deal, One of Them Will Be Andrade! Photos: Demetrius Andrade Proves Too Good For Kautondokwa Photos: Rob Brant Upsets The Odds, Stuns Ryota Murata Photos: Michael Conlan, Vladimir Nikitin Get Las Vegas Wins Photos: Maxim Dadashev Decisions a Game Antonio DeMarco Video: Arum Reacts To Murata's Big Loss, Pacquiao-Haymon Pact Video: Crawford's Coach Reacts To Pacquiao's 'Scared' Claim Hughie Fury: I'd Take April Date With Joshua in a Heartbeat Hearn: I Don't Want To Wait Until 12/1 For Wilder-Joshua Talks CompuBox: Rob Brant Throws 1,262 Shots at Ryota Murata Bob Arum: Congrats To Rob Brant, He Deserved The Win Andrade Drops, Dominates Kautondokwa For WBO Belt Rob Brant Shocks Ryota Murata For Title, Derails Golovkin Plans Emmanuel Rodriguez Edges Jason Moloney, Faces Inoue Next Katie Taylor Dominates Cindy Serrano, Wins All 10 Rounds Maxim Dadashev Decisions Antonio DeMarco Over Ten Yunier Dorticos Goes Twelve, Beats Tough Masternak in WBSS Tevin Farmer Knocks Out Tennyson With Body Shot In Fifth
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement