Eddie Hearn Assesses the Chances of Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder Matchup

Published 07/07/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Eddie Hearn, Boixng promoter looks on prior to the Final Eliminator For WBA World Lightweight Title fight between Anthony Crolla and Daud Yordan of Indonesia at Manchester Arena on November 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua are among the biggest names in the heavyweight division. Over the years, the fans have wished to see this matchup coming to fruition. However, due to some uncertainties, this contest never materialized.

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Joshua and Wilder are absolute demolishers who just need one hit to close the show. Citing that, everyone is eager to see who among the two is the supreme boxer.

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Recently, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, was in a chat with Tha Boxing Voice. Here, he spilled the beans on Joshua vs Wilder matchup and he also spoke on whether he’d offer a 50/50 purse to both the fighters for this contest.

“That’s something I’d have to speak to AJ about. I guess so, I guess he’d deserve that… The energy would be exactly the same. It’s just about undisputed.” said Hearn. (h/t Michael Benson)

Both Wilder and Joshua have mocked each other frequently. The heavyweight duo shares a great rivalry with each other and this will just add to the hype of this contest if it ever takes place.

For now, Wilder is lined up to settle his scores with Tyson Fury. Meanwhile, ‘AJ’ will collide with Oleksandr Usyk for his title defense fight. With that, the future of the Joshua vs Wilder clash predominantly depends on the duo’s next fight.

Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua – What can the fans expect?

Wilder and Joshua have both reached the peak of the division by beating countless opponents to date. Both of them display slick knockout power alongside their ability to move swiftly inside the ring. That said, if the duo ever enters the ring against each other, the fans will get to see a sheer war that might end inside a few rounds.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 31: Anthony Joshua stands on the scale against Andy Ruiz Jr during their official weigh in at Madison Square Garden on May 31, 2019 in New York City. They will fight for Joshua’s IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden on June 1, 2019 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Joshua has quick movements to assist his power; ‘The Bronze Bomber’ relies heavily on his right hand. Hence, fans can expect ‘AJ’ to thwart Wilder with his movement.

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Do you envisage Joshua vs Wilder happening this year? If yes, how do you think it will play out?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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