Five possible rivals for Joshua: Hearn announced all the names


The promoter of the former world heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) Eddie Hearn is considering various options for the return of his ward after a second defeat by Oleksandr Usyk.

In particular, Hearn confirmed that the winner of the duel between Briton Dillian Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) and American Jermaine Franklin (21-0, 14 KOs), which is scheduled for November 27, has priority at the moment.

The day before, Joshua also assured that he was ready to fight White for the second time – we recall that at the end of 2015, Anthony stopped Dillian in the 7th round.

At the same time, Hearn also has “spare” moves.

“I think Otto Wallin is a very fair fight for Joshua’s return. A fight with Filip Hrgovic would also be great, ”said the functionary.

Another potential opponent is former US champion Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs): “Yes, definitely. He was one of the people I told Joshua about. In fact, I can’t name anyone at all that AJ wouldn’t want to fight.”

In the meantime, word got out that Joshua would like to work with Bivol’s coach.