Anthony Joshua is completely centered around Joseph Parker, yet his want for a future battle with Deontay Wilder ought not be questioned, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
The British heavyweight star is getting ready to protect his WBA ‘super’ and IBF titles against WBO champion Parker on March 31, and Wilder is relied upon to be ringside in Cardiff subsequent to holding his WBC belt with a sensational stoppage of Luis Ortiz a weekend ago.
Hearn gave the American credit after he defeated a torrid seventh round to stop Ortiz in the tenth, and says ‘AJ’ will definitely focus on the final title, gave that he conquers Parker.
“Saturday was an awesome battle and Deontay demonstrated a lot of heart,” Hearn revealed to Sky Sports. “He barely won a round outside of the fifth and looked completed in the seventh. It was an extraordinary complete and a major night for him.
“The battle with Anthony Joshua is inescapable, however AJ must win on March 31, and that is the main concentration at the present time. I see the Joseph Parker battle as similarly as intense as the Wilder battle, so it is absurd to look past him.
“You don’t need to stress over AJ needing battles like this – his reputation represents itself with no issue. This is his second unification battle and it’s his 21st battle. Others discuss unifications and ‘one champ’, yet what are they really doing about it?