Eddie Hearn Says Anthony Joshua’s Career Might Be Over Soon
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes Anthony Joshua’s (24-3, 22 KOs) career could be over if he loses on April 10 at the O2 Arena in London.
Although Joshua has experienced many setbacks in his professional career recently, a defeat against a bottom-tier opponent will bring his career to the rock bottom.
“AJ wants a big fight in the summer, and the one that makes sense should be quite straightforward to make is the rematch with Dillian Whyte,” said Eddie Hearn to iFL TV.
“Of course, I want an Anthony Joshua – Deontay Wilder fight. One, as a fight fan; two, because I think AJ wins the fight, and three, there’s a lot of money to be made in that fight. So, don’t be under the illusion that I don’t want to make that fight.
“I want to make that fight. I want to make the Tyson Fury fight. I’m very happy that AJ will have this fight in April to get back to his winning ways, to get back to improving, and to have time with his new team to gel because he’s gone Usyk-Usyk back to back with different teams a lot going on.
“I’m excited; I’m really excited. This is the most excited I’ve been in an Anthony Joshua journey so far because I think it’s exciting. You go into that fight in April, and you know that defeat, it’s all over, really.
“It would be a third back-to-back defeat, and yet a great performance and a showroom knockout will get everyone saying, ‘We’re back, baby.’ That’s what I can’t wait for because I love it when our backs are against the wall. You have to understand that.
“I know AJ really wants that fight, and I know Fury will take that fight. We’ll see what happens,” said Hearn.