Eddie Hearn makes questionable claim about Anthony Joshua’s rematch intentions

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Eddie Hearn has claimed that Anthony Joshua ALWAYS wanted to fight Oleksandr Usyk again.

Hearn was one of the most vocal when it came to providing fans with updates over the proposed step aside plans.

There appeared to be a desire on their side of negotiations to accept a lucrative lump sum and allow Tyson Fury to fight Oleksandr Usyk, rather than AJ facing him in the contracted rematch.

That would allow Joshua time to bed in with a new trainer and give him a guaranteed shot at the undisputed heavyweight champion later in the year. However, it wasn’t to be.

Negotiations fell through and Joshua has now been forced into the Usyk rematch, with fans left unsure if he REALLY wanted to fight the Ukrainian for a second time.

Anthony Joshua (pictured) reportedly entertained the idea of stepping aside

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Hearn, however, insists that Joshua has never changed from his position that he wants the Usyk fight and he’ll beat him again, trainer or no trainer.

We’ll be taking that with a pinch of salt…

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