Anthony Joshua seems to be done fighting against easy opponents, he wants to level up his game and subsequently fight for the championship belt. Eddie Hearn is pumped up with energy and has great plans lined up for 2024. According to Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua could fight the winner of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Uysk, Francis Ngannou and Zhilei Zhang.
Eddie Hearn on Anthony Joshua’s next fights
In a recent interview with IFL TV, Eddie Hearn unveiled the possible opponents for Anthony Joshua in 2024. “So right now we have three fights that we’re in discussions for,” Hearn said as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“They’re all big and that doesn’t involve Deontay Wilder for March. Our aim, and we’ve expressed this, is to fight the winner of Fury-Usyk. That’s all we want to do. Obviously, there’s the [Filip] Hrgovic fight out there for the world heavyweight title.
There’s a Francis Ngannou fight out there, which would be absolutely colossal. There’s other heavyweights as well. The [Zhilei] Zhang fight possibly as well with Queensbury”.
Eddie Hearn on Anthony Joshua vs Deontay wilder
“The fight’s dead for right now, You never know what’s going to happen in the future, but we both signed contracts to announce the fight that night, obviously subject to everybody winning.
So when Wilder lost, it was like, what the * We had to go into the change room with Josh and he was like, ‘He just lost?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah. Look, don’t worry about that, you do your thing’ and he did his thing outstandingly and the fight is dead for now.
Obviously, AJ’s a commodity right now, you’ve got Fury and Usyk already locked in, but we’re planning our next move and those conversations have been evolving since that night as we plan a busy 2024”.