Joshua ready for huge fight – Hearn

By Daily Sports Nigeria on February 12, 2024

Eddie Hearn has claimed Anthony Joshua is ready to step in if Tyson Fury’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk suffers yet another setback.

The bout between the pair had been due to take place on February 17. However, after Fury sustained a serious cut to his eye, it’ll now take place on May 18 instead.

Fury, as well as those close to the 35-year-old, remain adamant the fight will go ahead.

Some, however, believe it’ll never happen despite both men facing a huge financial penalty of £10million if they withdraw.

And Hearn, speaking to talkSPORT, has now revealed Joshua is ready to face either man if the saga takes another twist.

He said: “We’ll be ready.

“The amazing thing with Anthony is he will be boxing four times in 11 months, which has been brilliant for him.

“It’s so refreshing for his career after so many periods of inactivity through COVID and dealing with big stadium fights and mandatory obligations and people messing around.

“He will need a rest at some point, but if he comes through Ngannou well and that opportunity presented itself, I would think he’d be ready to fight Fury or Usyk.”

The Cameroonian-French star has only had one career fight so far – which came against Fury back in October.

The 37-year-old was able to knock his opponent down in round three, stunning the boxing world in the process.

Fury managed to win via split decision, however, to keep his unbeaten boxing record intact.

And Hearn says that, if AJ overcomes Ngannou, he’ll then go up against Filip Hrgovic.

“If AJ is triumphant, he will fight Filip Hrgovic for a world title, which is fine,” he stated.

Source Punch Ng

Posted February 12, 2024


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