FIghtHub catches up with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn to discuss some fights he’s working on and a potentially huge showdown between heavyweight titleholders Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Hearn on what he thinks of Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz being finalized:
“Well I think it’s a good move for Ortiz. I mean, he was trying to get Joshua stripped of the WBA [title]. We wanted to fight Luis Ortiz, but we have to take care of our mandatories in historical order — chronological order — and that’s Pulev first. So, we’ll deal with that and we wanted Ortiz but we can now look at the winner of that fight next summer.”
On who he thinks wins in Wilder-Ortiz
“Wilder....[Ortiz] is old. He’s old. We’ve had him for two fights, he looked very poor in those fights. He can punch, he’s dangerous, but I think Wilder is too big, too fast, too fresh.”
On how he sees a Wilder-Joshua fight playing out:
“It’s a great fight. Two very explosive, young, fast heavyweights who can punch. Don’t blink! AJ inside three rounds.”