Eddie Hearn: No Reason Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder Doesn't Happen Next

  • Eddie Hearn: No Reason Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder Doesn't Happen Next

Eddie Hearn: No Reason Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder Doesn't Happen Next

Anthony Joshua is expected to box in America "in the next 12 months", according to Eddie Hearn.

Before Wilder retained the WBC version of the heavyweight title with a stoppage of Luis Ortiz Saturday, there had been talk about Joshua making USA debut against Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller in August.

Joshua is facing no slouch in Parker: The 26-year-old is unbeaten in 24 fights, though he last knocked out an opponent in 2016, dispatching the noteably chinny veteran Alexander Dimitrenko. After that, the door is wide open for the two to finally get this deal done. "This is the fight between the two top people in the heavyweight division".

Parker's mental strength has always been seen as a key component of his success since he turned professional in 2012.

There will be no love in the air come March 31 - it may be spring in the northern hemisphere, but in the world of boxing, strap season is in full swing.

Former world heavyweight champion Fury is still without a promoter despite closing in on a return to the ring, after almost two-and-a-half years without a fight.

"In terms of securing the fight, he says what he says and does what he has to do".

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, who promotes Joshua, spoke to Los Angeles Times reporter Lance Pugmire and said if Joshua defeats Parker and unify the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles, then the four-belt heavyweight unification fight will "probably" be next.

"He sees Wilder as a very straightforward fight, so there's no fear", Hearn said in the United States after the American's victory. "If he is, it's going to go deep and it's going to be a tough fight".