Monday, April 30, 2018

Anthony Joshua To Decide Next Opponent In 10 Days

World Champion Anthony Joshua is set to decide his next opponent within 10 days, with Deontay Wilder "one of his three main choices", says Barry Hearn.

WBC heavyweight title holder Wilder, 32, posted a video on Twitter offering WBO, IBF and WBA champion Joshua, 28, a $50m (£35.9m) unification fight deal.

Yet Hearn's son Eddie, who is Joshua's promoter, was unsuccessful when trying to meet American Wilder's management.

"Anthony Joshua calls the shots," said Hearn senior.

"He has a choice. I think his preference is Alexander Povetkin for his mandatory, Jarrell Miller is in the top five, and Deontay Wilder.

"They're his three main choices and I expect him to make his mind up in the next seven to 10 days.

He's a smart young man and the final decision is always made by him."

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