Eddie Hearn Compares Anthony Joshua To Canelo Alvarez
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn sees similarities between Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez outside the ring.
Joshua is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. He’s in talks to fight WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury in a title unification bout. A date has not been put in place but both sides are expecting things to be made official soon.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Hearn detailed his reasoning behind comparing Joshua and Alvarez outside the ring.
“I see similarities, not in the ring, between him and Canelo. Two guys who came from nothing, who have built their legacies, who have the same hunger now as when they first walked into a gym.
“That’s what makes a winner. Joshua is constantly trying to evolve. When you walk into Canelo’s dressing room after a fight he is talking to [his trainer] Eddy Reynoso about how he can improve.”
Hearn went on to say that despite all of his accomplishments up to this point, Joshua continues to make improvements to his game.
“He is so focused. Although he’d tell you that he’s training just to improve as a fighter, I know that all he’s thinking about is Fury. He’s working on the plan to beat this guy and become undisputed. I love the work he’s doing, the improvements he’s making, the mind-set.
“He has the mindset of a winner, of a champion. Fury is a fantastic fighter but AJ will do a job on him. The preparation starts now. Don’t think Fury isn’t doing the same. He knows. This may be the biggest fight of all time.”
Fury vs. Joshua is considered to be the most highly-anticipated matchup that can be made in boxing. FIGHT SPORTS will keep you posted when the title unification bout is made official.