Anthony Joshua is eager to put things right and show his quality. Previous experiences are not in his favor and he will have to change certain things. Last time Anthony Joshua defeated him, the emotions were too strong. For now, Joshua has to win some big fights if he wants to fight Usyk again, who holds the WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA heavy championship titles.
He was outboxed by the excellent Oleksandr Usyk twice and defended the titles he took from him earlier. Last month, Tyson Fury also called Joshua names and gave him a deadline by which he needed to sign the contract by the end of the day, otherwise he would not be able to fight him.
However, Hearn and Joshua did not agree, and Fury found a new opponent, Derek Chisora, and Joshua still hasn't begun negotiations for the next fight. Many are anxious to find out the next opponent. However, his promoter Eddie Hearn is adamant that Anthony will fight "anyone" regardless.
Eddie Hearn: Deontay Wilder is one of the names
"I mean, Deontay Wilder is one of the names I mentioned to him tonight. I'm not saying he'll accept, but I can't say there's a name Anthony wouldn't accept.
He talked to me about Andy Ruiz, he told me that he wants to fight him again. I told him to f**k off, he's terrible,'' Hearn said. "He also said Jalolova, and I said they could use him. Why? Well, he has about a 4-0 record (11-0 is actually his record, op.a.).
He (Joshua) wants to fight anyone! It wouldn't be an easy fight, but certainly easier than Wilder or Dillian Whyte,'' Many hope that Wilder could surprise everyone and start with the games that are expected of him. His qualities cannot be questioned. However, he has to prove it in the ring.