Eddie Hearn's Brilliant Prediction About Anthony Joshua Back In 2014
What a night it is going to be for Anthony Joshua tonight as he faces the toughest challenge of his career when he takes on Wladimir Klitschko in the headline bout in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium - with the WBA (Super), IBF and IBO heavyweight titles on the line.
A win for AJ over Klitschko would take him to the next level on his career and would cement his place as the king of the heavyweights.
The 27-year old has been on an upwards spiral since turning professional, where he has 18 wins, 18 knockouts to his name.
And AJ already has experience of fighting at Wembley.
Back in 2014, a somewhat rookie Joshua was on the undercard for the fight between Carl Froch and George Groves.
AJ soundly defeated Matt Legg in 83 seconds in a super middleweight encounter for his sixth professional victory, and was in the early days of his meteoric rise to prominence.
Though his opponents could not be classed as top-tier so early in his career, it was clear that Joshua had all the tools and the potential to become a very special boxer.
Boxing fans alike tipped AJ for big things even back then, while Matchroom boxing head honcho Eddie Hearn was firmly behind Joshua and has seen his rapid rise.
After that straight-forward win over Legg, a post-fight interview for Sky Sports saw Joshua give his assessment - while Hearn also chipped in and made a brilliant prediction about what would follow for AJ in his career.
Check it out here:
Credit: Sky Sports
"A good experience for him. Great to be out in Wembley.
"And I believe in two or three years time, he will be headlining here himself."
Hearn was absolutely bang on the money, as just less than three years on Joshua is competing against Klitschko in what is arguably the biggest fight in British boxing history.
AJ has been on a remarkable journey in his career and a 19th career win tonight in the main event against a seasoned pro in Klitschko, would be quite something.
Who have your got your money on?
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