Eddie Hearn is anticipating the highly-anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk to be a troublesome contest. For him, Saturday’s conflict at Jeddah will redefine the panorama of the heavyweight world, and Hearn even proclaimed it to be a “greater” matchup than Joshua’s rematch versus Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019.
Talking to The National, the British promoter stated:
“This can be a greater battle than Joshua-Ruiz as a result of Usyk is a pound-for-pound king.”
Joshua and Ruiz have met twice contained in the squared circle. Their first battle ended with a seventh-round technical knockout win by ‘Destroyer’ in June 2019. Six months later, ‘AJ’ avenged his loss through unanimous determination to turn into, as soon as once more, the unified WBA (Tremendous), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion.
Hearn claimed Joshua can be banking on his expertise towards Ruiz as he seems to be to get again on the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. As everybody is aware of, Joshua lost his belts to Usyk final September through unanimous determination. Hearn acknowledged:
“It’s related [with the Ruiz fight] as a result of he’s [Joshua] coming after a defeat. He can have very fond recollections of that Ruiz battle as a result of he went on to win the rematch, and we imagine he can try this once more. I’m not simply saying it. It’s one of many fights he feels most snug about. He has such fond recollections of the dominion due to his time within the Ruiz battle, and in addition, don’t neglect that he’s been on the market for 4 weeks already, and that reveals how snug he’s.”
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Eddie Hearn hoping Tyson Fury will battle winner of Usyk-Joshua 2
Eddie Hearn is aiming to placed on an undisputed heavyweight contest after the rematch between Oleksander Usyk and Anthony Joshua this weekend. He hopes that WBC titleholder Tyson Fury will come out of his alleged retirement to face the winner of Usyk-Joshua 2.
In a report with The Nationwide, Hearn was quoted as saying:
“It has all the time been the dominion’s goal to make the undisputed heavyweight world championship. We aren’t very far-off from that with the winner of the Joshua-Usyk battle assembly Tyson Fury for the undisputed championship. I feel that’s the goal of the dominion and clearly my goal to see Anthony win on Saturday.”