Anthony Joshua won’t fall into Deontay Wilder’s’snare‘ following a new challenge before the Andy Ruiz Jr rematch in the WBC winner, says Eddie Hearn.
Joshua and Ruiz have flown to Saudi Arabia for today’s very first press conference ahead of their world heavyweight title fight in Diriyah on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
However, Wilder has that week tried to grab the spotlight at the top branch, insisting he wants not and the Ruiz Jr-Joshua winner an rematch with Tyson Fury, a statement that’s not being treated badly by the British celebrity’s promoter.
„Let me tell you about Deontay Wilder, and actually right now there’s no point us talking about Deontay Wilder, because the focus is Andy Ruiz,“ Hearn told Sky Sports.
„At this time the position we had, was that the place in my opinion of dominance in the branch, no longer exists, therefore we can’t be calling outside Wilder and that or this. The focus is Ruiz but isn’t it interesting that when on battle week Joshua-Ruiz Deontay Wilder declared he was battling with Luis Ortiz on Joshua fight week.
„We are now in the start of September, there’s no struggle, there’s absolutely no venue, there’s absolutely not any date. He has not talked about Anthony Joshua probably. ?
„Deontay Wilder pops up and says’Oh, I would like to combat Anthony Joshua and unify rather than Tyson Fury.‘ Why didn’t if Joshua had the belts you want to do it?
„For the past almost two years, each question going into an AJ battle was’when are you going to fight Wilder? When is the Wilder battle, oh Ruiz, don’t fret about Ruiz?‘ He dropped into that snare.
„We are not going to fall in that trap again. Forget Deontay Wilder, let him go and box Tyson Fury. The greatest fight in the heavyweight division is Joshua-Ruiz, that is the focus.“
Talking on’Untold Truth‘,“ Joshua told about conversation of the undisputed fight proved a diversion before the June defeat to Ruiz Jr at New 32, Sky Sports.
„It was just like I had been coming into the end of my street already, worrying about undisputed,“ said Joshua.
„That undisputed material? It had been right before me but it was among the biggest curses lingering over my head when I was winner“
Hearn demonstrated that Britain’s Liam Smith along with Alexander Povetkin might comprise on the undercard.
„I feel a few heavyweight fights,“ said Hearn. „Out here, they are very excited about the prospect of big r fights on the card.
„I believe Povetkin is a man they would like to see out here. I’d love to observe a couple of world championship fights too.
„Liam Smith from Jessie Vargas is a fight that I am looking at with this card too.“
Follow Sky Sports programs for coverage of their Saudi Arabia press conference on Wednesday.

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