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Next Week We Get A Decision On Anthony Joshua Vs Wladimir Klitschko - Hearn

Next Week We Get A Decision On Anthony Joshua Vs Wladimir Klitschko - Hearn
2/8/2017

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko have a Heavyweight rematch set for November 11 with a preferred venue of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The proposed rematch has been in a rather static state. And according to AJ, no final decision has been heard from the Klitschko camp but AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn is expecting a final decision for the fight from the  Klitschko by the end of the coming week.

"I think by the end of next week, we'll have a final decision in terms of venue and opponent for Anthony Joshua," Hearn told SkySports.

"At the moment, everything is geared towards Wladimir Klitschko in Las Vegas. There are some interesting dynamics to the commercials of the deal, which we are working through with [Klitschko's manager] Bernd Boente.

"AJ will go on holiday at the weekend with his family for a week and then we will be going straight into camp. Watch this space for an announcement."


Anthony Joshua believes that his intended opponent needed time to consider rematch because he has achieved a lot in the sport, hence won't be losing anything if he walks away. 

The WBA 'super' and IBF champion told Sky Sports News : "It is interesting. It can't be age, because for instance Floyd Mayweather is the same age as Klitschko and Floyd Mayweather is fresh, Klitschko is fresh.

"I think it's just he's achieved a lot. He took a lot away, even in loss, he gained a lot of credit, so if you can hang your gloves up with the world supporting even in defeat, he's got the respect that he wants to walk away with.

"Whether he wants to come back in and do it one more time - the delay is more of a mental decision I think. Not physical, because I know he's still fresh, he can still fight.

"It's a mental blockage of whether he wants to fight or not. It's a tough time for him, he's got family. His brother is probably advising him not to do it again. It's the voices around you that sway your decision as well."
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