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Chris Eubank Sr says Anthony Joshua was ‘fast-tracked for money’ by Eddie Hearn and he got ‘exposed’ by Andy Ruiz Jr

Bynewsmagzines

Jun 13, 2023
Chris Eubank Sr says Anthony Joshua was 'fast-tracked for money' by Eddie Hearn and he got 'exposed' by Andy Ruiz Jr

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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.

Joshua was unstoppable in the early stages of his career

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Joshua was unstoppable in the early stages of his career
But, losing to Ruiz in June 2019 was the beginning of his decline

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But, losing to Ruiz in June 2019 was the beginning of his declineCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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.

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Eubank Sr believes Joshua's downfall is the fault of his promoter

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Eubank Sr believes Joshua’s downfall is the fault of his promoterCredit: talkSPORT

“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.”

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