WATCH: Eddie Hearn Defends Anthony Joshua From Disrespectful Fan

Published 09/27/2021, 8:59 AM EDT


Recently, Eddie Hearn defended his prizefighter Anthony Joshua, from a fan throwing insults. Following Joshua’s loss to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night, many British fans felt really disappointed. White Hart Lane was filled up with 70,000 fans, the majority of whom were British.

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Therefore, as Joshua was walking back from the ring to his dressing room, various fans threw insults at him and booed him. One fan, however, took it further and abused Anthony Joshua. This prompted Eddie Hearn to react to the comment made by the fan.

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Hearn stopped, turned around, and replied to the fan, saying, “You’d sh*t yourself now, you p*ssy.” It was clear from Hearn’s reaction that it really upset him to watch Joshua lose his belts to Oleksandr ‘The Cat’ Usyk.

Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua lost to Usyk via unanimous decision after going twelve rounds. Joshua started off the fight slowly, almost looking scared to spend any energy. The reason behind that could be that Joshua knew Usyk would stretch the bout till the twelfth round, so he started slow.

Usyk, on the other hand, started off strong and ended the fight, almost knocking Joshua down. The Ukrainian performed admirably well and stripped Joshua of his belts with an impressive tactical performance.

Watch this story: Five Potential Opponents for Oleksandr Usyk After Claiming a Magnificent Victory Over Anthony Joshua

What’s next for Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua?

Anthony Joshua plans to invoke the rematch clause in his contract to secure a rematch against Usyk as soon as possible. Joshua had lined up a fight against Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury. However, an arbitrary hearing in favor of Deontay Wilder forced Fury to sign for a third fight against ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

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The two heavyweights would have clashed if Joshua won against Usyk and Fury won his fight against Wilder, scheduled on October 9. Now the fight may not take place, since Joshua will have to fight to win his belts back again and Fury would not want to fight Joshua after he lost to Usyk.

Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Who do you think will win in the rematch between Joshua and Usyk?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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