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Eddie Hearn Reveals Anthony Joshua’s Next Opponent After Deontay Wilder Super-Fight Falls Through

Joshua vs. Wilder Dream Match Dashed

After months of anticipation, the highly-anticipated super-fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder has been called off. Eddie Hearn, Joshua's promoter, has wasted no time in setting his sights on an alternative opponent for the British heavyweight.

A Shocking Defeat for Wilder

In separate semi-final bouts in Saudi Arabia, both Joshua and Wilder fought to set up a final showdown. However, just moments before Joshua's bout with Otto Wallin, Wilder suffered a surprising defeat to Joseph Parker, putting an end to the blockbuster matchup between the two champions.

Joshua Bounces Back with a Win

Despite the disappointment, Joshua managed to put it behind him and secure a bittersweet victory with a five-round stoppage over Wallin.

Introducing the New Opponent: Filip Hrgovic

Eddie Hearn has now revealed that Filip Hrgovic is the new target for Anthony Joshua. They hope this bout will lead to a vacant world title shot, as Joshua aims to become a three-time heavyweight champion. The fight is expected to be for the vacant IBF world title.

Historic Showdown for the Heavyweight Titles

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to contest for the four heavyweight titles on February 17 in Riyadh. This will be the first time in history that the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO straps will all be on the line. However, if a rematch follows, the winner may be stripped of the IBF version, making way for Hrgovic to fight for the vacant title.

A Chance for Hearn & Co

With the possibility of the IBF title becoming vacant, Eddie Hearn and his team are hoping to seize the opportunity and challenge for the title while Fury and Usyk face off once again.

Joshua Leaves the Door Open for Wilder Rematch

Despite Wilder's recent defeat, Joshua has not ruled out the possibility of fighting him in the future. He believes that there is still interest in a Joshua vs. Wilder showdown and that Wilder can come back and fight another day.


While the highly-anticipated super-fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder may not be happening anytime soon, Eddie Hearn has wasted no time in finding an alternative opponent. Filip Hrgovic is now in the spotlight, as Joshua aims to secure a vacant world title shot. As the heavyweight division continues to captivate fans around the world, all eyes will be on Joshua's next move.

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