Anthony Joshua’s top priority is undisputed heavyweight fight with Deontay Wilder, says Eddie Hearn
Anthony Joshua’s top priority remains an undisputed heavyweight fight against Deontay Wilder at Wembley on April 13, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
The British star has reiterated his desire to face Wilder in his next scheduled fight at the national stadium after the American retained his WBC belt in a split decision draw with Tyson Fury at the weekend.
Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel wants to resume negotiations for the Joshua fight, provided that terms remain private, and Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn is determined to agree a blockbuster bout with all the world titles at stake.
Joshua has also welcomed a British battle with Fury, who climbed off the canvas twice during the Wilder fight, only to be denied victory by the judges’ scorecards in Los Angeles.
But Hearn believes the Joshua-Wilder fight must happen next instead of an immediate rematch for Fury.