Anthony Joshua won’t fall into Deontay Wilder’s ‘trap’, says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua will not fall to Deontay Wilder’s’trap’ following a fresh challenge ahead of this Andy Ruiz Jr rematch, says Eddie Hearn.
Joshua and Ruiz have flown to Saudi Arabia for today press conference on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
But Wilder has that week attempted to grab the spotlight in the branch, insisting he needs the Ruiz Jr-Joshua winner and not an rematch with Tyson Fury, a statement that’s not being treated by the celebrity’s promoter.
“Let me inform you about Deontay Wilder, and really right now there is no point people talking about Deontay Wilder, since the focus would be Andy Ruiz,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“Right now the position we had, was that the position in my opinion of dominance at the branch, no longer exists, thus we can not be calling out Wilder and this or that. The focus is Ruiz but is not it interesting when on fight week Joshua-Ruiz Deontay Wilder announced he fought Luis Ortiz on Joshua struggle week.
“We are now at the start of September, there is not any fight, there’s absolutely no place, there’s absolutely not any date. He has not spoke because that second probably about Anthony Joshua. Joshua-Ruiz II networking week what occurs?
“Deontay Wilder pops up and says’Oh, I wish to fight Anthony Joshua and merge instead of Tyson Fury.’ Why didn’t if Joshua had the belts you wish to do it?
“For the past almost two years, every question going into an AJ fight was’when are you planning to fight Wilder? When is the Wilder battle oh Ruiz, don’t fret about Ruiz?’ He dropped into that snare.
“We are not likely to fall into that trap again. Forget Deontay Wilder, let’s go and ship Tyson Fury. The greatest struggle in the heavyweight division is Joshua-Ruiz, that’s the focus.”
Talking on’Untold Truth’, Joshua told about talk of a fight demonstrated a distraction before his June defeat to Ruiz Jr in New 32, Sky Sports.
“It was like I was coming into the end of my street already, stressing about undisputed,” said Joshua.
“That undisputed stuff? It was right in front of me it was one of the biggest curses lingering over my head when I was champion.”
Hearn revealed that Alexander Povetkin along with also the Liam Smith of Britain might include on the undercard.
“I feel a couple of heavyweight fights,” said Hearn. “Out here, they are very excited by the prospect of big volatility fights on your card.
“I think Povetkin is a man they would like to see . I would like to find a couple of world championship fights.
“Liam Smith against Jessie Vargas is a battle that I’m looking at for this card also.”
Follow Sky Sports platforms for full coverage of the Saudi Arabia press conference on Wednesday.

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