EDDIE HEARN has brushed off fans’ concerns after Anthony Joshua unfollowed him on social media.
AJ recently went on a ruthless unfollowing spree on social media and now only follows a combined total of 45 accounts on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Among those no longer followed by the former unified heavyweight champ is long-time promoter and good friend Hearn, who isn’t in any way, shape or form bothered by the unfollowing.
When asked if he had any feelings on the unfollowing, the Matchroom Boxing chief said: “Nothing.
“I think he’s unfollowed everyone but his sponsors, hasn’t he?”
Hearn, 42, grinned before adding: “Don’t worry, we still talk every day.”
Joshua, 32, is currently licking his wounds from his September defeat to Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Watford warrior suffered a lopsided points defeat to the slick southpaw and lost his grip on the unified heavyweight titles.
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SunSport understands a rematch is in the works for the spring, although WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury has urged his fellow Brit to step aside and allow the division to be unified.
But AJ isn’t sold on the idea of foregoing his immediate shot at redemption.
He told iFL TV: “In terms of step-aside, I don’t know if that goes in line with what I morally stand for.
“But let me be real with you, I want to be known as one of the smartest businessmen as well.
“If the money’s right, we have to look at it, but respect for me has a lot more value than just money.
“It’s about respect first, it’s about what I’m known for when I leave this heavyweight division, and the third thing is the smartest businessman.
“Would I take the step-aside money? If it’s a smart business move?
“Will it affect my reputation and my respect?
“Will I still get to fight the best fighters?
“I have to consider these three things in my career.
“They’re the three things and three principles I truly stand by when it comes to fighting.”
Joshua is hellbent on exacting revenge on his fellow Olympic gold medallist, saying last month: “I have one thing in my mind, that’s war, that’s murder, that’s war, let’s go out there and hurt the guy.
“Take his soul to the point where he wants to give up. That’s what boxing’s about, I’ve learned that.
“You hit people constantly, keep on applying a certain amount of pressure, before they know it they’ll realise you aren’t going anywhere, you’re here to stay.
“With the game plan, that’s all I have in my mind at the minute, that one track, stay on course, take this guy to places he doesn’t want to go.”
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