Anthony Joshua gave a peculiar response when asked about a potential potential clash with Deontay Wilder.
This arrived following he KO’d Robert Helenius in stunning style in the seventh round of their combat on Saturday evening.
This will most likely see Joshua transfer on to a enormous combat in opposition to Wilder in Saudi Arabia early upcoming calendar year, for which talks are already highly developed.
But, when questioned about a bout with Wilder in his submit-struggle interview, Joshua pretended he had damage his again and reported: “My back again. Is there a medical professional in right here? My back’s long gone.
Right before adding: “Due to the fact I have been carrying the heavyweight division.”
And Hearn commented on this in the write-up-fight push convention, as he explained that Joshua might be talking the real truth.
He defined that Wilder has not fought due to the fact October last yr, Tyson Fury’s final bout arrived in opposition to Derek Chisora and now he is having on an MMA fighter in Francis Ngannou and Oleksandr Usyk is arguably not as significant a draw as the other elite heavyweights.
Hearn also went on to comment on how he sees a battle between Joshua and Wilder going, as he reported: : “I believe he can conquer Deontay Wilder comfortably, but he can also get overwhelmed by Deontay Wilder.
“I have constantly felt AJ can outbox Deontay Wilder.
“If he lands the ideal hand on Wilder like that, the fight’s above.”