News | Nov 30 2018

Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn criticised by heavyweight legends

Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Gerry Cooney and co discuss Anthony Joshua failing to agree terms with Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
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ANTHONY JOSHUA and Eddie Hearn came under fire from heavyweight legends and Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Gray out in Los Angeles on the eve of Deontay Wilder’s showdown with Tyson Fury.

Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Michael Spinks, Gerry Cooney, Riddick Bowe, Earnie Shavers and James “Buster” Douglas were in attendance to address the media and conversation soon switched from tomorrow’s showdown to the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, Joshua.

The unbeaten Brit and his promoter Eddie Hearn were involved in drawn out negotiations with Wilder in the summer with reports of a $50m offer from the WBC champion’s team failing to bring the two heavyweights together. Instead, Joshua faced WBA mandatory, Alexander Povetkin, in September.