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Hearn: We think Joshua is the real deal, but if he's not he won't beat Klitschko

Eddie Hearn talks about this Saturday's big heavyweight title fight...

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn talks a few moments to talk to FightHub about this weekend's big fight. Check out some excerpts of what he had to say on the Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko fight below.

Hearn on Joshua-Klitschko:

"We're excited, just a couple more days now. The country is already gripped by it, and as I said, and I keep saying, on Saturday night the country will be stopped for this fight while it's taking place, waiting for the outcome. And the outcome is uncertain. That's why the fight is so big. You know for all the dominance of Anthony Joshua in his 18 fights so far, there's still the question that Wladimir Klitschko is not Charles Martin. He's not Dominic Breazeale. And that's the danger going into this fight. We all hope, think that AJ is the real deal, but if he's not he will not win on Saturday. It's as simple as that.

"Klitschko looks good, he looks ready...I can't wait just to see how the fight unfolds."

On how his Twitter poll asking fans who would win ended:

"Well, at least 40% for an Anthony Joshua knockout...I think Anthony Joshua has gripped the casual market so a lot of those guys who are uneducated about boxing but just presume that Anthony Joshua is a wrecker and he will bowl through everything that's put in front of him. They might be right. But I think if you speak to people in boxing, they're more split. You know they're not quite sure how this is going to play out. And I think it's a 50/50 fight. I still think AJ's gonna win, but at the same time, it's one of them where anything can happen. Is it too early for Joshua? Is Klitschko too experienced? Is Anthony Joshua too fast? Can Joshua survive and outwork him and outbox him in the championship rounds of that fight? I mean, we have no idea..."

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