Eddie Hearn reflects on Anthony Joshua contemplating retirement

Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn anticipates that Anthony Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs) will only consider retirement once he faces the winner of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua revealed on the Jonathan Ross show that he plans to retire from boxing in two years, hoping to secure an undisputed title fight before he turns 37.

His promoter, Hearn, envisions that the two-time world heavyweight champion will exit the sport on his terms.

Speaking with The Stomping Ground, Hearn said: “I think he’s in the form of his life and enjoying his boxing more than ever. While you’re doing that, why not stay as long as you can?

“I think two years is about right. Hopefully he gets the winner of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk, then what else is there to do?”

Joshua comes off an emphatic second-round knockout victory over former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, which took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month.


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