Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua's promoter is a man who is known as someone who is honest and open. Joshua vs. Wilder is a match that has been talked about for some time, but negotiations are still ongoing for the match that should take place in January next year.
Lately, many have been saying that Joshua will suffer a big defeat at the hands of Wilder. Hearn is surprised by such statements, considering that Wilder has never defeated some strong opponents. "I cannot believe how highly people rate Deontay Wilder.
He's never beaten a top-five heavyweight. Luis Ortiz is his best win - he was getting smashed in the first fight, he was 7-0 down in the second fight. He's never beaten an elite heavyweight," Hearn told Boxing Social.
Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs Wilder
Hearn is sure that Joshua can beat Wilder, but on the other hand, he does not rule out the possibility of a possible defeat. Boxing fans are hoping that the deal could happen as soon as possible and that they could watch two great boxers in a big match.
"I think that he can beat Deontay Wilder comfortably, but he could also get beat by Deontay Wilder. I don't think necessarily, I mean, the good thing is he got - what was it - seven rounds in against a tall opponent who can punch a bit with the backhand?," Hearn said.
Deontay Wilder is great at what he does. However, it is difficult to predict who could win this match. Both have something to offer, they have a rich career behind them, and both can be dominant in this match. "I think it's difficult to replicate certainly the power of Deontay Wilder.
But I've always felt that AJ can outbox Deontay Wilder." Perhaps in the near future, we will get an answer as to whether there will really be a match between Wilder and Joshua.
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