Eddie Hearn Says Anthony Joshua Is Chasing ‘Massive Fights’

Eddie Hearn

Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua is only focused on getting massive fights rights now.

Joshua extended his win streak to three in the main event of ‘The Day of Reckoning’ card in Saudi Arabia as he stopped Otto Wallin. It was a statement-making performance, but given that Deontay Wilder lost to Joseph Parker in the fight prior, it’s uncertain who is next for the Brit, but his promoter, Hearn knows he is a hot commodity.

“Obviously, AJ’s a hot commodity right now, you’ve got Fury and Usyk already locked in, but we’re planning our next move and those conversations have been evolving since that night as we plan a busy 2024,” Hearn told IFL TV.

With the Deontay Wilder fight off the table, Anthony Joshua could wait to see what happens with Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, or perhaps face Francis Ngannou.

But, recently, Andy Ruiz and Joseph Parker have called for rematches against Joshua, which Hearn isn’t a fan of, as the promoter says they are after world titles and massive fights.

“With all due respect, we do have a plan,” Hearn said. “These are all great heavyweights. Andy Ruiz, Frank Sanchez, Joseph Parker, but really the only thing that AJ wants to do is be in massive fights, win the world heavyweight title, and fight Tyson Fury or get another crack at Usyk. That’s what [Joshua trainer] Ben [Davison] wants, Ben wants another crack at Usyk.

“For me, obviously, I’d love the Fury fight. When you look at fighting March, fighting in September, maybe two fights against the Fury-Usyk winner, you’re talking four or five fights down the line, that may be it. He looked amazing last week, but five fights is another year and a half, maybe two years, so how much longer are you going to go? Right now, we’re really excited for that 2024,” Hearn added.

For now, Anthony Joshua is back training and awaiting his next fight offer and date.

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