There have been some recent concerns about Anthony Joshua’s knee injury, as he’s been seen in public at Black Lives Matter marches and the like with a brace on his leg and walking with the aid of crutches.
But Eddie Hearn tells Sky Sports that Joshua’s knee injury isn’t serious, and certainly not something expected to be a major impact on his career:
“When you’re on crutches with your leg in a brace it is never great, but it’s not something that will affect his 2020 career or his career at all. He will have [the brace] on for three or four weeks just to make sure he is good to go to resume training. He tweaked the inside of his knee. He’s had scans. No surgery, so that’s good news. He’s got to make sure he doesn’t do any running or heavy work over the next few weeks.”
Joshua (23-1, 21 KO) was meant to fight Kubrat Pulev on June 20, but that’s on hold as Matchroom searches for the best way to do a fight of that level, including Hearn making some suggestions of waiting until even a small crowd can attend in the UK. Bob Arum has said Hearn has floated the idea of doing it at Royal Albert Hall with high ticket prices as a VIP sort of event, later this year when fans may be able to attend fights again.
Joshua also, of course, recently came to terms for a two-fight deal with Tyson Fury which, in theory, would start in 2021.