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Anthony Joshua still ‘biggest draw in boxing’ over Tyson Fury, claims Eddie Hearn

Eddie Hearn has insisted that Anthony Joshua is still the ‘biggest draw in boxing’, even ahead of Tyson Fury.Joshua is set to rematch Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia on 20 August, as the Briton looks to regain the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight belts that he lost to the unbeaten Ukrainian last September.The winner of that bout could then take on WBC title holder Fury to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion, although “AJ”’s compatriot has claimed to be retired – despite not yet relinquishing his belt.Joshua has lost twice over the last three years, while Fury has remained...
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Anthony Joshua will ‘definitely’ fight again in December, says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has said the heavyweight will ‘definitely’ fight in December, regardless of how his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk plays out in August.Joshua was outpointed by Usyk in London last September to lose the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles, which the Briton will try to regain from the unbeaten Ukrainian in Saudi Arabia on 20 August.Prior to his defeat by Usyk, “AJ”’s previous bout took place in December 2020 against Kubrat Pulev, and Hearn recently said Joshua is keen to fight more regularly.When asked by iFL TV if Joshua will fight this December, Hearn...
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Eddie Hearn warns KSI against ‘dangerous’ Jake Paul fight

Eddie Hearn has warned KSI against a boxing match with Jake Paul, saying that such a fight would be ‘dangerous’ for the Briton.KSI and fellow Youtuber Paul have both boxed as amateurs and professionally. KSI (real name Olajide Olatunji) drew with Paul’s older brother Logan in an amateur bout in 2018, before outpointing the American in a professional rematch in 2019. Meanwhile, Jake Paul has gone 5-0 as a pro boxer, knocking out each man he has faced – including former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. Paul, 25, is set to fight Hasim Rahman Jr on 6 August at New...

Chris Eubank Jr., Conor Benn fight negotiation in progress - Eddie Hearn

The Eubank-Benn rivalry may soon be reawakened as Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn are being lined up to face each other in a catchweight bout at London's O2 Arena on Oct. 8. Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn were fierce English rivals in the 1980s and 1990s, which culminated in two epic encounters for world middleweight and super middleweight titles in 1990 and 1993.

Eddie Hearn warns Derek Chisora against ‘dangerous’ Deontay Wilder fight

Eddie Hearn has warned Derek Chisora of the dangers of fighting Deontay Wilder, after the British heavyyweight called out the former world champion last week.Chisora, 38, secured a split-decision win against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday, avenging his own split-decision loss to the Bulgarian from 2016.After the pair’s rematch in London, Chisora called out Wilder, who has not fought since his knockout defeat by Tyson Fury in October. That result marked the American’s second consecutive stoppage loss to Fury, against whom Wilder previously drew in a controversial 2018 clash.Prior to his trilogy against Fury, Wilder’s professional record stood at 40-0 (39...

Eddie Hearn puzzled by Oscar De La Hoya’s criticism of Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol booking: “I don’t want to sit there & watch a mismatch”

Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has fired back at Oscar De La Hoya over recent criticism. During an interview with MMAFighting, De La Hoya claimed Hearn put Canelo Alvarez in a lose-lose situation by booking him against Dmitry Bivol. Canelo lost the fight in a bid for the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship.
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Eddie Hearn on Oscar De La Hoya’s Canelo-Bivol comments: ‘Why do you want to criticize a guy for trying to be great?’

Eddie Hearn isn’t bothered by Oscar De La Hoya’s criticisms. In May, Hearn’s client, Canelo Alvarez, failed in an attempt to capture the WBA light heavyweight title, losing a unanimous decision to Dimitry Bivol. It was a setback for the biggest name in the sport, and one that De La Hoya placed entirely on Hearn, calling Hearn “a character” and adding he “doesn’t know the fight game” for matching Canelo up against such a difficult opponent.