Deontay Wilder is the “only fight” that Anthony Joshua wants next despite talk of a US debut, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
World heavyweight champion Joshua watched Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Rocky Fielding from ringside in New York City last weekend, causing suggestions that he could defend his belts against Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller in the US.
But there is no intention to deviate from the long-held plan of fighting at Wembley Stadium on April 13, Hearn insisted, with the priority still to lure WBC champion Wilder into a battle that would have every major title at stake.
Joshua has always intended to box in New York or Las Vegas and the rise of unbeaten contender ‘Big Baby’ Miller could make him a perfect foil.
Joshua and ‘Big Baby’ had a bust-up earlier this year at a DAZN press conference in New York and will reconvene at ringside this weekend to watch Dillian Whyte fight Derek Chisora.
Whyte is hoping to force his way to the front of the queue to challenge Joshua on April 13, in what would be a grudge rematch after their brawl three years ago.
But the focus remains on Wilder, who could opt to meet Fury again, Hearn reiterated.