Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder: Eddie Hearn reveals worrying new rumour that American has his next three fights lined up
Eddie Hearn believes Deontay Wilder may already have his next three fights mapped out, none of which would be against Anthony Joshua.
It’s already known the WBC heavyweight champion won’t be unifying with the WBA, IBF and WBO king in his upcoming bout, as he will instead face mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.
Deontay Wilder’s Rumours ‘Next Three Fights’
May 18, 2019 – Dominic Breazeale (Confirmed)
Late 2019 – Luis Ortiz Rematch
Early 2020 – Adam Kownacki
After that, Hearn claims he could be set for another two bouts that keep him apart from AJ.
The promoter told Barbershop Conversations: “What worries me is that everybody in the business tells me that he [Wilder] has been told – and all these fighters have been told – that his next fights are Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki.
“And that worries me because the only fight we want next is Deontay.
“They’ve got a plan to fight these other guys in place.”
Some may understandably take to these quotes with scepticism, given Hearn’s clear biased interest in favour of Joshua, his client.
However, the talk of Wilder fighting Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki has also reached the ears of multiple others within the boxing industry.
Joshua has been searching for a new opponent for his next bout on June 1 after original opponent Jarrell Miller failed three drugs tests.
Ortiz and Kownacki were two of the first names his team approached, though both knocked the proposal back citing various reasons.
Fox Sports’ PBC Boxing Insider Mike Coppinger stated on Thursday night that he doesn’t see an undisputed title bout happening until late 2020 “at the earliest.”
He also believes Wilder will rematch Ortiz later this year and then could face Kownacki early next.
Part of his claim was even reinforced by another US journalist in ESPN’s Steve Kim. You can read all of their relevant tweets below.
Source: SportsLatest TS