Report: Matchroom Boss Discusses Future AJ Fights

Eddie Hearn Outlines Anthony Joshua’s Next Potential Bouts

Exploring Anthony Joshua’s Future in the Ring

Eddie Hearn, the prolific promoter behind Matchroom Boxing, has recently shared insights into the future fight options for Anthony Joshua, following a series of compelling performances under new coach Ben Davison. Joshua’s strategic partnership with Davison was formed ahead of his bout against Otto Wallin last December, which marked a significant turn in his career after less-than-stellar fights against Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius.

This partnership paid dividends as Joshua exhibited a revived ferocity, swiftly dispatching the formidable Swedish southpaw Wallin in a commanding victory. This win was pivotal, reestablishing Joshua as a key contender in the heavyweight division.

Joshua’s Impressive Knockout Track Record

Just a few months following his victory over Wallin, Joshua achieved what heavyweight titan Tyson Fury could not — he knocked out former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in just two rounds. This victory was especially notable as it came after Ngannou’s contentious loss to Fury, solidifying Joshua’s return to form.

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Potential Match-ups on the Horizon

Joshua is now eyeing opportunities to climb the ranks once again and possibly become the fifth boxer to claim the heavyweight title three times. However, his path may cross with heavyweight greats in a series of high-stakes matches. In a discussion with Boxing Social, Hearn highlighted the complexity of the scheduling and potential opponents, noting nothing is yet set in stone.

“Anything can happen, honestly. There has been a lot of conversations obviously, we know that the Riyadh season card has been locked in for Los Angeles on August 3rd and also there is the possibility of that London card at Wembley in September,” Hearn explained.

Joshua’s Route Back to the Title

The boxing world is abuzz with the potential matchups involving Joshua, particularly the captivating prospect of a clash against Deontay Wilder, should Wilder triumph over Zhang. “You have got two things; the IBF title freeing up potentially and the allure of the Wilder fight. If Wilder comes through Zhang, which I believe he will, everyone is going to start talking about Joshua-Wilder again,” Hearn said.

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“That is definitely a fight that His Excellency likes, ‘AJ’ is up for that fight, he would of course love to win a heavyweight world title again, he would love to fight the winner of Fury-Usyk but at the moment nothing is locked in, because of all of the upcoming fights. We will see what spits out on May 18th and June 1st.”

The anticipation builds as the boxing community eagerly awaits the outcomes of the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk bout on May 18th and the fight between Filip Hrgovic and Daniel Dubois for the soon-to-be-vacated IBF title on June 1st.

As the landscape of heavyweight boxing shifts with each match, Anthony Joshua remains a pivotal figure, keen on reclaiming his spot at the pinnacle of the division. With potential battles against the likes of Wilder and other top contenders, Joshua’s road back to heavyweight glory promises to captivate boxing fans around the globe.

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