Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has sent a message to all the people showing hate towards former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, after het was beat in successive fights for the first time in his career.
It’s been a difficult eighteen months for ‘AJ’, and is seems his detractors have only gotten louder following the collapse of a proposed fight with Tyson Fury.
However, Hearn has defended his man in a clip shared by FightJOE, and pointed to the success of Joshua’s career.
“At the end of the day, you’ve got winners and you’ve got moaners and Anthony Joshua is a winner.
He turned his life around; he got in the GB [Olympic] team, he won silver in the World Championships, he won Olympic gold, he won the world heavyweight title, he unified the world heavyweight title, he lost the world heavyweight title, he won the world heavyweight title back, he lost the world heavyweight title again, now he’s trying to win it back. I mean, there’s not really any point in criticising him.”
“It’s called ‘tall poppy syndrome’, so when you rise above everybody else, everybody tries to cut you down and come back with the humans.”
Joshua is looking to get back to winning ways early next year, with a plan to fight the winner of Dillian Whyte vs Jermaine Franklin, which takes place at the end of this month
Other contenders for a fight with ‘AJ’ include Otto Wallin, Zhilei Zhang and Filip Hrgovic, as Joshua continues to experiment with a new style and possibly a new trainer that could better his chances of winning back his belts.