Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder? Eddie Hearn discloses who Anthony Joshua wants to fight next after beating Jermain Franklin

Anthony Joshua aims to defeat Jermaine Franklin and secure his spot ahead of a potential Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder bout. However, if he is unable to knock out Franklin. He plans to seek out another fight to regain his momentum and eventually compete for a world championship.

At one point, Joshua reigned as the heavyweight champion. Holding titles in the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA), and World Boxing Organization (WBO). However, he lost these belts to Oleksandr Usyk and failed to regain them in their subsequent rematch.

Since those losses, the British boxer has made changes to his team by leaving trainer Robert Garcia and joining Derrick James’ gym. He has made adjustments to his boxing style, which should be evident in his upcoming fight against Franklin.

Anthony Joshua would look for Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua’s ultimate goal is to become a world champion once again. It seems unlikely that Usyk will grant him another opportunity. This is why Joshua may shift his focus to Tyson Fury, who currently holds the World Boxing Council belt.


However, whether or not he pursues a match against Fury will depend on his performance against Franklin. According to Eddie Hearn, who serves as Joshua’s promoter, the boxer has a clear vision for his future goals.

“If he looks sensational, I think he’s going to be calling out Tyson Fury and he’s going to be calling out Deontay Wilder,” Hearn told daylimail.com.

“If he struggles to a win, he might want one more under his new coach Derrick James first. He’s had two trainers in two fights. I think him and Derrick James are working really well so tomorrow will show us where they are at. I think if he looks sensational he will be ready for whatever is out there,” he continued

Anthony and Jermaine Franklin successfully completed their weigh-in and are prepared for their fight at the O2 Arena in England. Joshua, the former world champion, weighed in at 244 pounds, which is 10 pounds heavier than his previous fight against Oleksandr Usyk.

The British fighter’s physical transformation is noticeable, and he has expressed confidence in his ability to knock Franklin out in 10 rounds. In contrast, Franklin has a record of 21 wins, 14 of which were knockouts, and one loss.

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