Anthony Joshua Has One Condition To Making A Switch To UFC

Anthony Joshua will fight Joseph Parker next weekend in Cardiff, in a fight that will see the heavyweight division unified. But the hype that usually clouds all discussions before a major fight has been slightly drowned out by another matter concerning the undefeated boxer.

Instead, many people are talking about the very real possibility that Joshua could try his hand at MMA.

It's no rumour, the Watford-born fighter's promoter, Eddie Hearn, has gone on record to say that Joshua very open to the idea of having a match inside the Octagon with Hearn saying:

"If Dana White wants to speak to us, obviously Anthony is with us, we're willing to talk to anybody. We do great business with everyone: Bernd Boente, Duco Events. I work with Top Rank, Golden Boy, Al Haymon. We work with anyone if the business is right."

Check out our interview with Joshua from last year:

Obviously, the idea of Joshua possibly making a UFC appearance in the future has a lot of people excited - but he says it will only happen under one condition, that he brings Eddie Hearn with him. Joshua said:

"Mine and Eddie's relationship is a really good working relationship. You know? I'm not in the business and I'm sure Eddie isn't in it to say, 'Oh, Dana White, we're not interested in working with you,' when we don't know what's on the table.

"We'll listen and a hundred percent, if it makes sense, we're all ears, man. So I'm happy that Dana's coming into the game. Hopefully, he can add some excitement, and we can progress forward and make some good money and make some good fights."

Could Joshua go to UFC and make a hell of a lot of money? Image: PA Images
Could Joshua go to UFC and make a hell of a lot of money? Image: PA Images

So the ever-loyal Joshua will only make the switch his promoters, Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, are happy with the move as well. Fair play.

In a world where everyone is trying to work out what is a more ambitious crossover than Marvel's Infinity War the heavyweight champ moving into UFC could yet be the winner.

The most ambitious crossover so far. Image: PA Images
The most ambitious crossover so far. Image: PA Images

Deontay Wilder won't be happy if his shot at AJ is delayed because of this.

How do you feel about this one? Could Joshua make an impact in the UFC or should he stick to boxing?

Words by Jacque Talbot.

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