Eddie Hearn has ruled out Anthony Joshua facing Joe Joyce anytime in the future.
Joyce was flattened by the impressive Zhilei Zhang in London on Saturday night and Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has insisted that any potential fight between ‘AJ’ and ‘The Juggernaut’ would be a car crash.
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Speaking to IFLTV Hearn said: “That would be dangerous. Honestly, he shouldn’t be boxing.
“He’s had a great career, he should’ve been Olympic champion, he won the interim world heavyweight title and I’m sure he’s made a lot of money as well.
“AJ punches as hard as Zhang with much more speed. It’s not the right fight to make, you have to protect these guys.
“It’s a car crash that fight. A car crash.”
But Hearn did reveal that a fight between Joshua and Zhang could be a possibility.
He continued: “AJ has always fancied that fight. “He beat him in the amateurs, it was a good fight. Of course, [we’d do it in China]. Money talks, we can do it at Wembley.
“We want to make the Wilder fight. I think Zhang is an easier fight, it’s still dangerous, but why not?”
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