Eddie Hearn thinks Usyk-Joshua 2 will be very difficult
Eddie Hearn is looking forward to the highly anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk is a tough competition. For him, Saturday’s clash at Jeddah will redefine the landscape of the heavyweight world, and Hearn even claimed it was a “bigger” fight than Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz. Jr. in 2019.
Talking to NationUK promoter said:
“This is a bigger fight than Joshua-Ruiz because Usyk is a king of balance.”
Joshua and Ruiz met twice in the squared circle. Their first match ended with a knockout victory in the seventh round of ‘Terminator’ in June 2019. Six months later, ‘AJ’ avenged his loss through the most decisive. position to become WBA (Super), IBF, WBO unified, again, and IBO heavyweight champion.
Hearn claims Joshua will build on his experience against Ruiz as he looks to return to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk. As everyone knows, Joshua lost his belt to Usyk September last year passed unanimous decision. Hearn stated:
“It’s similar [with the Ruiz fight] because of him [Joshua] come after a failure. He will have very fond memories of that Ruiz battle because he won the rematch, and we believe he can do it again. I don’t just say it. It was one of the battles he felt most comfortable in. He has fond memories of the kingdom from his time in the battle of Ruiz, and let’s not forget that he’s been there for four weeks now, and that shows how comfortable he is. . ”
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Eddie Hearn hopes Tyson Fury will fight winner Usyk-Joshua 2
Eddie Hearn is aiming to bring in an undisputed heavyweight showdown following a rematch between Oleksander Usyk and Anthony Joshua this weekend. He hopes that the owner of WBC Tyson Fury will step out of his supposed retirement to face the winner of Usyk-Joshua 2.
In a report with NationHearn is quoted saying:
“The goal of the kingdom is the undisputed heavyweight world champion. We’re not far from that with the winner of the Joshua-Usyk bout meeting Tyson Fury for the undisputed championship title. I think that’s the purpose of the kingdom and obviously my goal is to see Anthony win on Saturday. “