Jack MurrayDecember 24, 2023
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While Deontay Wilder’s loss to Joseph Parker might have dimmed a few of the shimmer in concerns to a future battle with Anthony Joshua however that does not suggest the latter isn’t interested.
Joshua removed Otto Wallin in his battle Saturday however pressed back on the concept that a future battle with Wilder would be less attractive, specifying that he understands Wilder will return strong which fan assistance would be considerable.
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“If he desires, he can return and he can combat another day,” Joshua stated. “I’m sure everyone wishes to see that battle, right?”
Joshua had actually formerly stated there was “no future” to a possible battle with Wilder if Joshua had actually been up to Wallin, however it appears that was simply in recommendation to his own battle. He was complimentary of Wilder regardless of his loss.
“I hope he returns,” Joshua stated. “You can do anything, simply do not quit. Simply continue pressing and continue aiming and you can do anything.”
While his preliminary response showcases a desire for a battle with Wilder, logistically it might not be the next relocation.
Michael Benson of TalkSport.com reported that he talked to promoter Eddie Hearn who verified that Joshua is slated to combat Filip Hrgovic for the uninhabited IBF heavyweight world title in the after-effects of Wilder’s loss.
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Eddie Hearn has actually validated that Anthony Joshua will now likely battle Filip Hrgovic for the uninhabited IBF heavyweight world title after Deontay Wilder lost: “We signed for Wilder, he lost tonight. Perhaps it’s a true blessing since AJ wishes to end up being a three-time heavyweight world …
“We signed for Wilder, he lost this evening,” Hearn stated, per Benson. “Maybe it’s a true blessing due to the fact that AJ wishes to end up being a three-time heavyweight world champ. It’s gon na be AJ vs Hrgovic for the world title.”
This was Joshua’s 3rd successive success and enhanced his expert record to 27-3 with 24 TKOs. Hrgovic is 17-0 in his profession.