Eddie Hearn has said there are still plenty of opportunities for Anthony Joshua.
Following his second defeat in a row to Oleksandr Usyk, many would assume that it is game over for Anthony Joshua.
The third loss of his career means that ‘AJ’ will have to work his way back up again.
Despite losing against the Ukrainian, it’s fair to say that the Englishman looked sharp in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.
Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder Is ‘Up There’ With Fury vs Usyk
After his performance, there are plenty of possible opportunities for Joshua going forward.
A fight with Deontay Wilder is already being rumoured. Wilder is set to fight Robert Helenius in October.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has also suggested that a possible rematch with Dillian Whyte could be on the cards.
Speaking to DAZN, Hearn revealed some possible matchups for Joshua. He suggested that a fight with Wilder could be up there with Fury vs Usyk in terms of numbers.
“It may be the biggest fight in the division, still. Fury [against] Usyk is a huge fight, obviously, but in terms of excitement, ‘AJ’ [vs] Wilder is right up there, as is ‘AJ’ against Dillian Whyte.
“The next step, in my opinion, for ‘AJ’ will be to box in December or January or whenever that’s going to be and to come back with a top 15 guy and put in a dominating performance.”
Hearn has said that Joshua will need to fight again this year in order to work his way back up to the top.
“He needs to get back on the winning saddle and then move with activity. I want him to have four fights between now and the end of 2023,” he added.
“I see the Dillian Whyte fight as a must-make fight for Anthony Joshua for the British public, I see Deontay Wilder as a must-make fight and I also see him fighting Tyson Fury because it’s a monumental one for British fight fans, but we’ll see how that plays out.”