Eddie Hearn on the reasons why Joshua does not want a match with Ngannou

"His story is unbelievable. I found myself just asking question after question about his life"

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Eddie Hearn on the reasons why Joshua does not want a match with Ngannou

In one of the interviews, Eddie Hearn talked about the possibility of a boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou. Hearn believes that there are many obstacles at the moment and that there is no possibility for such a match to take place.

Joshua has completely different plans, and his focus is on another name. “I think the Francis Ngannou fight happens in the Middle East,” Hearn said, as quoted by bjpenn.com “It’s a kind of … not freak show, because Francis can box as well, but the big money comes there from the Middle East.

And in August, it’s not really the time to do it [because of weather]. Mainly." Joshua is training hard and wants to prepare for the match with Wilder. That will be a more important challenge for him than anything else.

“I spoke to AJ about the fight,” -Hearn continued. “He likes it and he gets it, but he’s very focused on his boxing career at the moment. And he doesn’t want to derail that to do something a little bit gimmicky.

Even though it’s is dangerous, he wants to prepare for Deontay Wilder, and I think he doesn’t feel that Ngannou would prepare him for Deontay Wilder”.

Eddie Hearn on Francis Ngannou

Eddie Hearn did not forget to praise Ngannou, who had a difficult road to stardom.

His upbringing in a poor family and the whole journey is a movie story. Hearn is impressed with Ngannou and his tenacity. “I had two hours with Francis Ngannou in a meeting in Vegas,” Hearn added. “One of the most fascinating meetings I’ve ever had.

His story is unbelievable. I found myself just asking question after question about his life and how he ended up where he did. I don’t think anyone can relate, it’s unbelievable. He’s a very tough man, and a huge man, and he will be in a huge fight, I’m sure”.

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