Hearn: There is a Chance AJ Could Lose - I'll Take Wilder Gamble

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, says there is no question that he wants to make a deal for a unification clash with WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Last Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Wilder scored a first round demolition of mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.

And Joshua is back on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, when he faces Andy Ruiz.


In a recent interview, former heavyweight champion and Hall of Fame legend, George Foreman, said the Joshua vs. Wilder bout would be the biggest heavyweight fight in history.

That type of endorsement was music to the ears of Hearn.

“George Foreman actually said this is the biggest heavyweight fight of all time,” Hearn told iFL TV.

“In terms of the revenue it will produce, I think he is right. But when you start hearing people like that say things like that, that gives me a f**king hard-on. We could be involved in that and AJ wants this fight so bad.”

And while Hearn admits that his boxer could very well lose, he's very willing to take that risk.

“I want to gamble, that’s what I want to do. And I want them to want to gamble. We all know it’s a gamble for everybody,” Hearn said.

“One minute, AJ is the big favourite. Next minute, Wilder knocks someone out and he is the big favourite. The whole point is are you ready? Do you want to do it?

“That is a fight which has become not just the biggest fight in boxing, but one of the biggest fights of all time. I know there is a chance AJ could lose but I want to gamble. We all want to gamble. I’m tired and done with the he-said, she-said.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-27-2019

[QUOTE=Brettcappe;19771492]Wow, I thought that I was dealing with a 12 year old. Figured your mother to be in her 30's![/QUOTE] Do 12 year olds usually make a fool out of you and prove themselves to be vastly more intelligent than…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-27-2019

[QUOTE=Legends456;19771490]Please tell me sir, are you British or something?[/QUOTE] And how is this relevant?

Comment by Jkp on 05-26-2019

[QUOTE=BangEM;19772517]That should be directed towards to WBC paper champion who has fought 40 Uber drivers, a 49-yr overrated Cuban with pedestrian amateur pedigree and a fat man coming off a 3-yr lay-off due to mental health and drug issues.[/QUOTE] Ortiz…

Comment by Kiowhatta on 05-26-2019

Foreman's comments were taken out of context. He said it 'could be one of the biggest heavyweight fights of all time' on TMZ, and possibly be the biggest heavyweight fight of all time. That doesn't mean it will be the…

Comment by BangEM on 05-26-2019

[QUOTE=The plunger man;19772497]wilder has only a punchers chance against Joshua ....once Joshua lands one or two of his shots wilder will not know what’s hit him. Joshua has timing , left hand right hand , combinations and can hurt you…

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