Joshua has up to three different options
A meeting is set to take place today between Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn along with Matchroom founder Barry Hearn. It’s purpose is for Joshua to be updated on his options for his next fight.
A final decision on the heavyweight champion’s next opponent will not be reached immediately, however, as talks rumble on with three options. Deontay Wilder, Alexander Povetkin and Jarrell Miller are the candidates being discussed.
Of course, WBC champion Wilder remains the priority according to both Joshua and Hearn. A bout against Wilder gives Joshua the opportunity to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion, the first since fellow Brit Lennox Lewis.
Hearn told 3KingsBoxing.com last week that he had requested further detail from Wilder’s representatives about their proposal. He later confirmed that he had been in contact with Al Haymon in regards to the negotiations and that progress was definitely being made.
The drama surrounding the Joshua/Wilder negotiations has carried over into social media forums and got both factions of fans excited. $50M offers via Twitter and Instagram just don’t happen everyday, matter of fact they’ve never happened before so the excitement by fans is understandable.
That being said it’s nice to see the negotiations progressing now like they should be, via conference calls and meetings. Let’s hope today’s meeting in the UK gives fans some of the answers they’re looking for.
Joshua and Wilder could both fight again late this summer to early fall against other opponents but would wait until as late as December, it is expected, if a deal can be reached for them to face each other.
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland