Issue | Opinion | Premium | May 29 2019

‘The world needs Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder’

Why I want Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder next, how I plan to make it happen and why I fear it won’t. Eddie Hearn in his own words
Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder
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WE have to make a big statement on Saturday night. Not just in Anthony Joshua’s performance, but him and me putting it on Deontay Wilder afterwards and saying, ‘You have to give the fans what they want.’ There can be no excuse not to make this fight in November or December. We get around a table and we get this done. No one wants to see Wilder fight Luis Ortiz or Adam Kownacki. Everyone wants to see the biggest fight in world boxing.

Joshua-Wilder is one of the biggest fights of all time. George Foreman said this would be the biggest fight there’s ever been. Okay, you can’t say that until you look back in history because only time can tell. But, quite honestly, this is the only fight Joshua wants.

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