Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn uploaded a post comparing Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's respective careers after 23 professional fights on Saturday.
Joshua has been under criticism from boxing fans after announcing on Wednesday he will be boxing at MSG (Madison Square Garden) on June 1st against Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller, despite previously being expected to face Fury and Wilder in the past.
However, Hearn has posted an image on Instagram that provides a detailed comparison between the three fighters, clearly highlighting the different level of opponents each heavyweight faced during the first stage of their professional career.
Hearn, 39, captioned the image with 'Good Morning' with a thumbs up and the promoter has made it clear how he feels about the harsh criticism Joshua has received.
On the detailed table, it shows in the time it has taken AJ to face four world champions and been involved in eight world title fights, Wilder and Fury had faced just one world champion between them.
All three fighters had faced someone who was unbeaten at the time, but again, Joshua (7) has faced significantly more than Wilder (3) and Fury (4).
Joshua has also taken on four different Olympians in 23 fights as a professional, meanwhile, Fury and Wilder hadn't even faced one at the same stage of their careers.
Twenty-three fights into his professional career, Wilder had fought various relatively unknown names including Owen Beck, Jesse Oltmanns and Marlon Hayes.
Whereas Fury had fought Dereck Chisora, Joey Abell, Steve Cunningham and Kevin Johnson in that time.
Despite Hearn's post, some boxing fans are still unhappy at the direction Joshua's career is taking and commented on the post. One fan claiming Hearn is 'trying desperately to get fans back onside'.
However, the stats don't lie. Did Wilder or Fury receive anything like the level of criticism AJ has received at the same stage of their careers? Absolutely not.News Now - Sport News