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Hearn Sides With Joshua's Position: No Face To Face With Wilder

By Radio Rahim

Eddie Hearn, who promotes IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs), believes his fighter is absolutely correct in rejecting the idea of going face to face with Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) next week.

Joshua will collide with WBO world champion Joseph Parker in a unification showdown on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Wilder, who holds the WBC world title, will be ringside as part of the Sky Sports broadcast team.

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Should Joshua be victorious, Wilder wants to enter the ring and directly challenge him - face to face - before a massive crowd of over 70,000.

But Joshua, upon hearing Wilder's intentions, immediately ruled out the possibility of a post-fight face to face.

And Hearn completely agrees with him.

"Joshua is not really into hype. He likes business. If there's a fight that's happening, there's no problem. But Wilder is talking about getting in the ring... this is not WWE. The fight is not made. They can shout at each other from ringside, and I'm sure they will - but if Wilder just wants to come over and cause a scene to raise his profile on the back of Anthony Joshua... Joshua is not big on that," Hearn explained to BoxingScene.com.

"If you want to make the fight, great, come over and sign the contract. This is the fight of Joshua's career. If successful, we will do our interviews and he will get his family in the ring like he always does. He's not going to go head to head with someone else, after putting his heart on the line with Joseph Parker.

"But its a big opportunity for Wilder to come over to the UK. There will be a lot of eyeballs on him next week. It's a good opportunity to build his profile. He can talk the talk, he will be doing his thing for Sky, he will be asked a million times a day about Anthony Joshua."  

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by _Rexy_ on 03-22-2018

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18596384]Yeah hes there doing commentary. Probably invited by Hearn, doubt they surprised Joshua with the news he'll be there either. Seen an interview where its said Joshua holds complete control over his fights production. If there was any fear…

Comment by Randall Cunning on 03-22-2018

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;18596348]He was invited by Sky to do commentary like the Wlad fight, no? So even if AJ says he doesn't want him there....oops[/QUOTE] Yeah hes there doing commentary. Probably invited by Hearn, doubt they surprised Joshua with the news he'll…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 03-22-2018

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18596345]Maybe its an angle theyre all working, Wilder included. The uninvited invited guest. If they really didn't want him there, he wouldn't be there in the first place. Say hes not allowed in the ring, he goes in anyway,…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 03-22-2018

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18596345]Maybe its an angle theyre all working, Wilder included. The uninvited invited guest. If they really didn't want him there, he wouldn't be there in the first place. Say hes not allowed in the ring, he goes in anyway,…

Comment by Randall Cunning on 03-22-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18596300]Idk whats up honestly. These comments just seem weird & the fact that Hearn & Joshua think these opinions matter seem like some potential out to not take the fight next or this year to me to "punish" Wilder…

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