The team of ex-world champion Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) intends to give him “a couple of quick fights” in order to restore confidence in the British heavyweight after two consecutive defeats and prepare him for new title fights with eminent guys. This was stated by his promoter Eddie Hearn.
“According to my idea, after the fight with Usyk, he was supposed to come back in two fights against the guys from the top 15, but then Fury beckoned us with a carrot, and AJ took a bite. But, since nothing burned out of this, we still have the same plan. [— два боя],” Eddie said in a comment.
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According to the head of Matchroom Boxing, Joshua may choose Deontay Wilder for his next fight, “but chances are you’ll see him with someone [ещё] from the top 15.
Wilder says he will fight Joshua
“I read things here. Like, AJ made an offer to Chris Arreola. Bullshit, which was smashed in all the newspapers. I’m not saying it’s a bad fight, but we haven’t talked to Arreola at all,” Hearn laments typical tabloid work. – The name of Otto Wallin is also sometimes mentioned. Well, it’s obvious, because he had a good fight with Fury. In general, any of the top 15 is possible. Joyce? It would be a good, tough fight. I think that Joe will be a problem for everyone. It could be the biggest fight for the UK.”
Then he added the strange thing – as if negotiations for a fight against Tyson Fury had not yet been derailed completely.
The expert called the reasons for the collapse of the fight Fury-Joshua
“If Joshua doesn’t get the Fury fight, which it looks like he will, I think we’ll go back to the two quick fight option to keep this car going and give him back his confidence. Well, then become a three-time champion, ”summed up the functionary.
Who else is in the top 15, in addition to those listed? Agit Kabayel? Daniel Dubois? Frank Sanchez? Martin Bakole Ilunga? Dillian White? Ali Eren Demirezen? Filip Hrgovic? Michael Hunter? Demsey McKean? Zhang Zhilei? Or perhaps the Ukrainian Vladislav Sirenko?