Chris Eubank Sr believes the handling of Anthony Joshua by his promoter Eddie Hearn has been the source of his downfall.
Joshua was a wrecking ball in the early stages of his career, as he turned over to the professional ranks after winning a Olympic gold in 2012 and was knocking out every opponent that stood in his way.
After just 15 fights, the opportunity arose to fight Charles Martin for the IBF heavyweight world title and both Joshua and his promoter Hearn jumped at the opportunity.
Joshua won and he even went on to become a unified heavyweight world champion, but then he suffered a shock loss against Andy Ruiz.
He won the titles back in the rematch, but in recent years he has had a fall from grace, losing twice against Oleksandr Usyk and he no longer holds any belts.
Eubank Sr was asked during a tense interview on talkSPORT’s White and Jordan show whether Joshua has a legacy in boxing, following Carl Froch’s comments that AJ doesn’t have one.
“I’m not going to get into that,” Eubank Sr replied, before doing a U-turn as he said: “No I will get into that.”
“If at 13 fights his promoter puts him into a world championship fight, he’s destroyed him because he hasn’t learned the trade.
“And you’re going to come up against fighters like [Andy] Ruiz who are going to expose you.
“That’s the fault of the promoter who is fast-tracking the fighter for money, looking at his muscles, not at the content of his abilities.”