Promoter Eddie Hearn said “we’d be clowns” if he failed to agree a deal for Anthony Joshua to fight the new WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, adding that his camp relish the prospect of their fighter going into the fight as underdog.
A beaten Andy Ruiz Jr. called for a rematch after Anthony Joshua won back an array of world heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, but the Mexican-American cannot expect to be at the front of the queue.
Eddie Hearn is open to the possibility of Anthony Joshua’s next fight being in New York against the American Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller after conceding that a mega fight with Deontay Wilder in April is further away than ever.
WBC champion Deontay Wilder’s representatives said they will not resume negotiations for a fight with Briton Anthony Joshua until better terms are offered and that no such offer has been forthcoming, Sky News reported.
Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has set a two-week timeframe for wrapping up negotiations on Joshua's heavyweight unification with Deontay Wilder – and is expected to switch focus to Alexander Povetkin if Wilder refuses to fight in Britain.