By Charles Brown: Eddie Hearn has revealed that Deontay Wilder’s trainer Shelly Finkel has responded to an old email he sent from last August about their desire to fight Anthony Joshua in 2023.
Hearn did not say whether he is still interested in a fight between former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) and Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) because ‘The Bronz Bomber’ is so popular with his first. Second round win over Robert Helenius last month on October 15th. A Wilder win could scare Hearn.
We don’t know if Eddie is still fighting Joshua after Wilder after witnessing what the Alabama native did to the 6’6″ Helenius.
Joshua, 33 years old, is expected to fight one-on-one, possibly against a 40-year-old. Chris Arreolaand then a warm-up game after that Dillian Whyte. Both of those fights were unfair, but British boxers will be delighted to see Joshua fight Whyte in their 2015 rematch. he did it recently to Tyson Fury and Alexander Povetkin.
Chances are, Whyte will lose his confidence builder this month against Jermaine Franklin on November 26 and destroy Hearn’s plans to use him to fight Joshua.
Given that Whyte hasn’t lost to Franklin, after those two AJ hits, Hearn will have to determine if he’s ready to take on Wilder or not. I don’t know that Joshua will be because he needs more than two tough opponents to show if he has regained his confidence after two losses to Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua needs to take on a heavyweight like Joe Joyce, Frank Sanchez, and/or Filip Hrgovic instead of wasting time fighting the top-ranked Whyte and Arreola.
Unfortunately, Joshua & Hearn may forget to team up with WBC champion Tyson Fury as he confirmed on Monday that he will not give AJ another chance after he didn’t take the bone that was thrown at him when he gave him the award. shot at his title on December 3.
Fury seems to be bitter about Joshua and Hearn not signing the contract immediately and returning it to his agency after setting the two terms. After losing this fight, Fury is now down to face Derek Chisora on December 3, and he became a laughing stock in the group with this head-to-head move.