Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed a decision on Anthony Joshua’s next opponent will be made this weekend.
Hearn has been looking to line-up a mouthwatering bout for the unified WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion having booked Wembley for April 13.
However, finding a suitable opponent has proven harder than expected for Hearn as he revealed that reigning WBC strap holder Deontay Wilder has not returned any of his calls, while Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte have both so far baulked at the terms offered to them.
There is also a possibility that the Wembley date could be scrapped in favour of Joshua making his debut in the United States against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in May or June.
While there are still several possibilities, Hearn has revealed that a firm decision must be made in the coming days.
“I think we’ll decide this week, but whether we let you know is another story,” Hearn told Sky Sports News.
“There’s three guys that are interested in the fight – and that’s Fury, Whyte and Jarrell Miller. If it’s Miller, it will be at Madison Square Garden in New York. If it’s the other guys it’s going to be at Wembley.
“Everyone is stopping me in the street saying ‘what’s next?’ It’s frustrating because some want the fight, and some don’t want the fight.
I feel as though he’s putting together some great offers for these guys and we need to decide soon. “Joshua is already in camp. He keeps himself in training all the time. He’s waiting on the news.
I’m going to see him on Friday night, sit down with him and go through exactly where we’re at. We’ll be making some big decisions this weekend.”Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.