Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed what Anthony Joshua told him after Tyson Fury beat Francesco Pianeta.
Fury took a landslide points victory over the southpaw Italian Pianeta which marked his second win since returning to the ring after almost three years out of competition.
The ‘Gypsy King’ won all 10 rounds against Pianeta and after was confronted in the ring by current WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who seemed all set to challenge current WBA, WBO and IBF titleist Anthony Joshua.
That was until negotiations broke down, and now Joshua will defend his three titles against WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on September 22, while Wilder will square off against Fury with a November date slated for the US.
The post-fight confrontation between Wilder and Fury seemed to grab the attention of the boxing world, however, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed to Sky Sports that Joshua had not seen the face off between his fellow heavyweight rivals.
Hearn said: "I said to him, 'Did you watch that?' and he said 'What?'
"It was later that night and I said 'The Fury fight?' He said 'No, what happened?'
"He's so focused on this camp, because he knows about Povetkin. People in boxing know about Povetkin. Anyone you ask in boxing goes: 'It's a tough fight.'
"I don't think he's in the mood to be thinking about other stuff, talking about other stuff, outside of Povetkin."
After the challenge of former world challenger Povetkin in September, Joshua finds himself booked in for another Wembley fight on April 13.
Hearn revealed AJ would like to face the Wilder-Fury winner, however, if history repeats itself and negotiations stall, countrymen and former opponent Dillian Whyte has also been lined up as a potential challenger.
"[Joshua] would like to, (face the Wilder-Fury winner) but he's not interested in time wasters," said Hearn.
"We've put a contract together based on all the terms that they agreed, and they still haven't even replied.
"If you don't like those terms anymore after you've accepted them, fine, let's talk about it and try and make it. They don't even want to talk about it. They wait on Fury-Wilder which I don't know, I have my doubts.
"We would like to make the Wilder fight now for April 13, but when you've got a group of people that won't reply to you, or wouldn't meet you to discuss it, how can you possibly make it?
"We will run out of time,” Hearn concluded.News Now - Sport News