Eddie Hearn spoke about the future of his fighter Anthony Joshua and hinted at who could be his next opponent. There has been a lot of talk about Joshua fighting fellow countryman Joe Joyce, but Hearn believes that after Joyce's defeat last Saturday, it is no longer that likely.
Namely, last Saturday Joe Joyce experienced a heavy knockout in the third round against the huge Chinese Zhilei Zhang. To make the situation even worse, this was their rematch, and the British lost the first match that happened at the beginning of this year.
"[A fight between Joshua and Joyce] would be dangerous. Honestly, he shouldn’t be boxing. He’s had a great career, he should’ve been Olympic champion, he won the interim world heavyweight title and I’m sure he’s made a lot of money as well," Hearn explained to IFL TV.
Eddie Hearn believes that Anthony Joshua would hurt Joe Joyce badly because he is both faster and has a stronger punch than Zhang
Hearn explained that the Joshua vs. Joyce fight no longer makes sense now, and that he would prefer Zhang or Wilder as his next opponent.
Perhaps Zhang is an easy choice, but it is a double-edged sword. It will certainly be interesting to follow. It remains a pity for Joyce's fans that he seems to have completely lost his reputation now. "AJ punches as hard as Zhang with much more speed.
It’s not the right fight to make, you have to protect these guys. It’s a car crash that fight. A car crash”. as quoted by BoxingScene. “AJ has always fancied that fight. He beat him in the amateurs, it was a good fight.
Of course, [we’d do it in China]. Money talks, we can do it at Wembley," Hearn said. “We want to make the Wilder fight. I think Zhang is an easier fight, it’s still dangerous, but why not?”
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