Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder "Must Happen Next - No Excuses"

Eddie Hearn was impressed with the way Deontay Wilder performed against Dominic Breazeale, but now he says he wants to do everything possible to make a fight between Wilder and Anthony Joshua next.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Wilder's first-round knockout win over Breazeale on May 18, Hearn spoke about when a potential fight between the two titleholders for all four major sanctioning bodies can be made. While Wilder finished up his fight against Breazeale, Joshua still has to defend his title against Andy Ruiz Jr. on June 1 at Madison Square Garden. 

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Hearn understands that a fight between the two is still possible provided that Joshua emerges victorious against the Mexican heavyweight. The British promoter added that Joshua wants the Wilder fight badly and will attempt to do everything to make it next.

"The fight with AJ and Wilder is the biggest fight in the sport and all being well in two weeks' time it must happen next - no excuses, this is the fight that will change the sport globally. It's a legacy fight and AJ wants it so bad. Two big, fast, dangerous and fearless world heavyweight world champions that can turn the lights out with a blink of the eye - it's a must. First things first, taking care of business on his American debut on June 1 and send a message straight back," Hearn said. 

Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel also touched upon the topic of a Joshua vs. Wilder fight and said he would be meeting with DAZN, the platform that streams Joshua's fights in the United States, soon in order to explore those options. Fightful will have live coverage of Joshua's fight against Ruiz on June 1.

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