News | May 08 2018

Anthony Joshua should wait to fight Deontay Wilder, advises Barry Hearn

Barry Hearn to meet heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua this week but vows to stay out of decision-making process
Anthony Joshua next opponent
Anthony Joshua  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

ANTHONY JOSHUA should consider waiting 12 months before fighting Deontay Wilder in a world heavyweight title unification fight, according to Barry Hearn.

However, veteran promoter Hearn will stay out of the decision-making process, he promised, when he meets WBO, IBF and WBA champion Joshua on Tuesday for talks about the next steps in his career.

Matchroom chairman Hearn has put his son Eddie in charge of guiding Joshua’s career, but he still takes a view of what would be the smartest next step.


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