Joshua has changed plans – the comeback will take place later. Details from someone who knows everything


Promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) reported that ex-unified heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) made changes to his plans and pushed back the comeback, which he previously planned to take place in December.

Joshua has two consecutive defeats to the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and the loss of WBA Super, IBF and WBO championship belts. Hearn is pleased that his VIP client decided to delay his return to the ring.

“Given the defeat, I anyway wanted Joshua to get used to his new team first, so that he could first feel the return of confidence in his abilities –
He speaks promoter. “But at the same time, I want to see him not in intermediate fights, but against the best of the best. He will return to the ring early next year. And I want him to spend the next year much more active.”

Last month, Joshua was offered a fight by WBC champion compatriot Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs). Hearn spoke about why the agreement failed: “We were just told that the time was up. Now it doesn’t matter what we talked about behind closed doors. You yourself saw what happened – we started to set some kind of deadlines. Fury either agreed to give a little more time for negotiations, or set new deadlines.

“I think the fans are slowly starting to see all the bullshit that Tyson has,” Hearn said. – He set deadlines, because supposedly he needed to know who he would fight on December 3rd. Four weeks pass and he signs up to fight Derek Chisora. I have a question: why weren’t we given this time for negotiations? I think Fury did the wrong thing. It is clear that Joshua will not tolerate all these antics – public insults, constant deadlines. It was clear that Anthony would say in response: “Dude, you’re just wasting my time.”

Meanwhile, Fury turned to an expert – he wants to buy a football club. The champion is sure that “Joshua was really ready to accept my challenge, but then he changed his mind.” A little earlier, Chisora ​​spoke about Tyson’s “podlyanka” in their first fight.