Joshua Has Vengeance In Mind
Prior to announcing the media tour for this December’s rematch for the unified world heavyweight championship, Eddie Hearn made it clear Anthony Joshua is out for revenge.
“I think he’s just got to snap out of it. I think he was disillusioned with the sport because he wanted to fight Deontay Wilder. He couldn’t get that fight and as he said in the interview, he didn’t really want to fight Andy Ruiz. But tough, you fought him and you fought a real hungry guy,” Hearn told Sky Sports of Joshua’s mindset prior to the June 1st upset inside Madison Square Garden.
“I think the great thing about this promotion is that now, for the first time next week, he looks a man in the eyes who is the only man to beat him as a professional. It’s going to be absolutely huge. The whole world will stop to watch this fight.”
“He doesn’t even want to talk to him, he wants to knock him clean out,” Hearn said prior to next week’s media stops in Saudi Arabia, New York, and London.
“He didn’t have that feeling last time but it’s a new game now, a new game. Josh wants to take his head off.”
Transcript: Boxing Scene