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Eddie Hearn backs Anthony Joshua's reluctance to face-off with Deontay Wilder

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Current IBF, IBO, and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is currently scheduled to defend his title against WBO world champion Joseph Parker in a unification fight on March 31st at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who has been gunning for a fight with Joshua for quite some time now, will be in attendance for the fight in a hope to get some hype behind the potential fight and possibly get face-to-face with Joshua.

Joshua has recently come out and said that he has no interest in having a face off with Wilder after his fight with Joseph Parker concludes.

His promoter, Eddie Hearn, recently spoke to Boxing Scene and explained why he agrees Joshua shouldn't face off with Wilder (quotes via Boxing Scene):

"Joshua is not really into hype. He likes business. If there's a fight that's happening, there's no problem. But Wilder is talking about getting in the ring... this is not WWE.

"The fight is not made. They can shout at each other from ringside, and I'm sure they will - but if Wilder just wants to come over and cause a scene to raise his profile on the back of Anthony Joshua... Joshua is not big on that," Hearn explained to

"If you want to make the fight, great, come over and sign the contract. This is the fight of Joshua's career.

"If successful, we will do our interviews and he will get his family in the ring like he always does. He's not going to go head to head with someone else, after putting his heart on the line with Joseph Parker.

"But its a big opportunity for Wilder to come over to the UK. There will be a lot of eyeballs on him next week. It's a good opportunity to build his profile.

"He can talk the talk, he will be doing his thing for Sky, he will be asked a million times a day about Anthony Joshua."

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What are your thoughts on Hearn saying that Joshua isn't interested in hyping up his fights, and is instead more interested in business? Do you think this is true or does Joshua simply want to try and avoid fighting Wilder as long as possible? And who would you pick in the potential clash between Joshua and Wilder? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

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