Hearn Rips 'Geezer' Lennox Lewis For 'Talking Sh*t' on Joshua

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has lashed out at former undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.

Hearn says he's fed up with some of the statements that Lewis has said about Joshua - certainly with respect to the failed negotiations to make a unification with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Joshua is scheduled to return n April 13th at Wembley Stadium in London. The next opponent is unknown.


In a recent interview with CompuBox TV, Lewis was critical of Joshua and said the unbeaten champion was playing it safe by staying away from Wilder and Tyson Fury.

“He doesn’t want any of those guys. When he’s seen that fight [between Wilder and Joshua] he was like ‘wow, these guys can box’. He’s at a place in his career in boxing – obviously he can make the decisions. His decision is not to fight any of them at this moment," Lewis said.

“I don’t think he will come over here [to the USA] quite now. I think he’s too happy in England being protected and boxing in front of the British crowds.”

But Hearn says he's had enough of Lewis and critical comments pertaining to Joshua's career decisions. 

“All these things, people like Lennox Lewis, I’ve never known a geezer talk so much sh*t as Lennox Lewis at Anthony Joshua,” Hearn told Boxing News.

“Is it just because he’s bitter that he couldn’t sign him when he tried to? All the things that Lennox is telling us to do, we’ve already done them. ‘What about offer them this percentage deal?’ – done. You just think that it’s AJ not wanting the fight. Absolute bullsh*t.”

“So it’s frustrating. Because you’ve got all these people saying AJ don’t want the fight, what more can we do? Made flat offers, percentage offers, double way rematch, fight in America, but they won’t even reply. If that don’t tell you what you need to know, I’m lost, baffled.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chicken- on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=Fabes88;19432658]Lolol why the **** should they offer him 60/40 when he didn’t even make more than the flat fee offer against fury. The fact Lewis is even thinking that’s a reasonable thing to do how can you take that man…

Comment by LacedUp on 01-16-2019

Lennox has talked a lot of negativities about Joshua. Who cares though? he's just a man with an opinion like everyone else.

Comment by j.razor on 01-16-2019

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19432891]Wilders team were slow timing, taking weeks to send an offer back with amendments etc, they didn't want the fight. Then they signed to fight Fury with a two way rematch clause because they didn't want the fight. Now…

Comment by j.razor on 01-16-2019

[QUOTE=SugarRayCurtain;19432812]Wilder isnt interested in the fight tho He wants Brezeale (lol) or Tyson Fury next[/QUOTE] Wouldn't you if they ducked you with 50 million in your hands? :dunce:

Comment by j.razor on 01-16-2019

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;19432617]I remember Lewis turning down AJ to become his manager and trainer. He didn't in his wildest dreams think it would turn out like this. And imagine your own manager sabotage your career ? I mean would any HW trust…

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