” Eddie Hearn has slammed Deontay Wilder and told the American he should thank his lucky stars to have Anthony Joshua in the heavyweight division. In the wake of Joshua’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night, Wilder launched a blistering attack on Hearn’s handling of the Brit in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT.
GETTY 2 Joshua was knocked down four times by Ruiz Jr en route to a seventh-round stoppage in one of boxing’s biggest ever upsets The WBC heavyweight champion accused the Matchroom supremo of ‘milking’ Joshua, claimed he he had put too much pressure on the 29-year-old and suggested he was forcing him into a rematch he didn’t want with Ruiz Jr. THE FULL DEONTAY WILDER INTERVIEW: On Anthony Joshua’s defeat to Ruiz Jr, Eddie Hearn and Tyson Fury rematch Hearn joined talkSPORT to give his response to Wilder’s comments, and told the ‘Bronze Bomber’ he would be nothing without AJ. Continue reading