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Hearn: One Thing is Certain - Joshua Wants Wilder Next!

He arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday with members of his entourage.

Anthony Joshua is jetting around the US as fans await an announcement on a fight with Deontay Wilder.

The British WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA titleholder arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday with members of his entourage.

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Alongside a photo posted on Instagram showing manager Freddie Cunningham, PR man Andy Bell and others boarding a private jet, Joshua commented “work work work”.

However, sharing the same image, Cunningham suggested the group’s trip was for recreational purposes.

The manager said they were on their way to San Francisco watch Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors’ playoff game with the Houston Rockets.

Promoter Eddie Hearn, who is not in the image, told the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday that a decision on the staging of the Wilder fight will be made in the next three weeks, although a UK showdown is preferred.

Wilder, who holds the WBC title, in April made the unusual move of emailing Joshua directly to insist his backers had the money – worth £35.9million – for a bout which could take place later this year.

However Hearn said his client was prepared to take a pay cut of more than £7million to fight in front of a home crowd.

Wembley, Twickenham and the Olympic Stadium have been tipped as venues for a possible showdown in September.

“One thing is for absolute certain, AJ wants Wilder next,” Hearn told the Telegraph.

“He’s made that clear. He also feels though, after talking to Rob McCracken, his trainer and manager, that this is a fight that should be delivered in the UK. One for the fans and two, he feels like he’s earned that right.”

Hearn said talks were also ongoing over a mandatory WBA title fight with Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin.

Should the Wilder fight not go ahead, a bout with Povetkin is “almost certain”, the promoter said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sicko on 05-25-2018

Good Interview with Stephen A Smith but AJ was basically answering questions without really giving much of an Answer. :dunno:

Comment by Jkp on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=ChrisCook;18802675]I am quite familiar with the Lance Armstong story and to say that he went his whole career without being caught isn't actually right. He did get caught on different occasions but was able to cover it up by the…

Comment by ChrisCook on 05-25-2018

I am quite familiar with the Lance Armstong story and to say that he went his whole career without being caught isn't actually right. He did get caught on different occasions but was able to cover it up by the…

Comment by Jkp on 05-24-2018

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;18801189]You better be a nerd scientist and just happened to stumble upon this forum because if you divulge to me you are a wilder fan yet have the nerve to call someone naive when you have spent the last 2…

Comment by Noelanthony on 05-24-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;18800650]No nose? lmao, speaking of no nose.. Wilder is going to give AJ a lord voldermort nose job. If (A" chicken heart "Joshua) ever gets in the ring before 2028! Lmao[/QUOTE] Lololololol

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