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.
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."