Eddie Hearn provides update on Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder

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Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder will be finalized shortly according to Eddie Hearn.

Over the last few months, the Matchroom executive has been vocal about his disagreements with ‘AJ’. Specifically, Hearn has wanted Joshua to sit on the sidelines to avoid losing out on his December fight.

Later this year, the British boxer is expected to travel to Saudi Arabia to face Deontay Wilder. Saudi Skill Challenge are the promoters helping arrange the event, having also slated Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou for October.

In an interview with Fight Hub TV, Eddie Hearn discussed Anthony Joshua’s return. There, the promoter stated his fight should be finalized shortly, and that it’s all left to Skill Challenge as of now. Hearn revealed:

“[I think it will be finalized in] two or three weeks. I’ve been to Saudi Arabia twice to negotiate this fight. I’ve had two meetings, three meetings in London. I’m not doing it for banter. My instructions from Anthony Joshua [are] ‘I want to fight Deontay Wilder.’ The only way this fight doesn’t happen is if Saudi doesn’t deliver the fight.”

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