Joshua To Make Decision This Week On Next Fight
It seems Anthony Joshua is no longer interested in playing the waiting game, as the unified heavyweight champion looks to finalize his opponent this week.
With three opponents on his short list, Joshua is set to meet with promoter Eddie Hearn on Friday to finalize a focus on either Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury, or Jarrell Miller.
Whyte and Fury have been tendered offers by Hearn and Matchroom Boxing for April 13th at Wembley Stadium, while Miller and Hearn have yet to discuss terms for a fight at Madison Square Garden in May Or June
“I think we’ll decide this week, but whether we let you know is another story,” Hearn told Sky Sports News.
“There’s three guys that are interested in the fight – and that’s Fury, Whyte and Jarrell Miller. If it’s Miller, it will be at Madison Square Garden in New York. If it’s the other guys it’s going to be at Wembley.
“Everyone is stopping me in the street saying ‘what’s next,'” claimed the Matchroom promoter. “It’s frustrating, because some want the fight, and some don’t want the fight. I feel as though he’s putting together some great offers for these guys and we need to decide soon.
“Joshua is already in camp. He keeps himself in training all the time. He’s waiting on the news. I’m going to see him on Friday night, sit down with him and go through exactly where we’re at. We’ll be making some big decisions this weekend.”
WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been ruled out as no-progress between the two camps have been made, especially with the prospect of Wilder and Fury having a rematch in the spring.
“Deontay Wilder, total radio silence. I don’t think he even wants to touch this fight. Fury I believe wants the fight, and same with Dillian, but we have to get the feedback to say ‘we don’t like this offer, we want this, or we want that,’ and no-one’s really doing that – which is worrying – to tell you that they actually want the fight.
“No one is pushing. We’re the ones continually making offers, improving offers, making phone calls, text messages and emails.
“End of this weekend, we’ve really got to start pulling the trigger.”
Source: Sky Sports