Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has come out in the media claiming that British heavyweight Anthony Joshua will show a side that boxing fans have not yet seen.
Joshua is one of British boxing's top talents and looks set to become one of the most dominant heavyweights in the division.
Joshua, 25, has knocked out all 13 of his opponents since turning professional within the first three rounds. Hearn claims that there is an inevitable fight between Joshua and Dillian Whyte on the cards. Joshua who is seen as an ambassador for British boxing has already become involved in social media fights with Whyte.
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Whyte famously knocked out Joshua in their amateur days and has been building an excellent record himself, going unbeaten with a record of 14 wins and 0 losses with 11 as knock outs.
The two fighters traded words on Tuesday with Joshua stating:
"I've asked to fight him & he refused the date. My door is always open for Dillian. When he is ready."
Big build up
Eddie Hearn, speaking to Sky Sports, claimed that the British fans will see a different side to Joshua when this fight is planned. He said:
"This is a fight that is inevitable. I've been talking to Dillian Whyte for two months regarding this fight and we're looking to make it in November or December with the possibility of getting Dillian out in the meantime.
"Fights with hostility and bad blood sell and there's enough in this one as you can find in any rivalry. I'll be meeting up with Dillian this week to finalise the fight. The fact is these two don't like each other."
Joshua was devastating in his last fight against Kevin Johnson knocking him out within three rounds. A fight with Whyte will have bad blood between the two and could be a brutal affair.
Hearn commented on this different side of Joshua:
"You're going to see the sides of Anthony Joshua as opponents, situations and confrontations develop. He has an obligation to be a great ambassador but, unfortunately, it's the fight game."
Joshua is an excellent ambassador for British boxing and the Olympic gold medallist carries himself extremely well both in and outside of the ring.
Hearn is right, however, when claiming that the public may see a different side to him when he faces Whyte.
This is a grudge fight and will be extremely tough to call as no doubt the two fighters will be exchanging more and more words in the lead up to it.
Although it has not yet been announced it would appear that from Hearn's words that boxing fans can set their calendar for this fight around November or December.
It will be exciting to watch as the build up for the fight comes around as the public will want to see Joshua tested to the max and Whyte will be able to test him. It must not be forgotten that Whyte has defeated Joshua in their amateur days which will add extra spice to the fight.
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