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Joshua Can Be Bigger Than Mayweather –Hearn

Eddie Hearn isn’t pulling any punches when backing his fighter Anthony Joshua to potentially be one of the best heavyweights of recent years and says the Londoner will beat the top fighters in his division.

Matchroom boss Hearn, who has overseen Joshua’s entire pro career, sees Joshua possibly taking over the boxing mantle from pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr, or even surpassing the American’s considerable achievements.

“We have got someone, in my opinion, who could be the biggest star in boxing since Floyd Mayweather…or even bigger,” Hearn said.

“I think he can transcend the sport, and not just in this country.” Asked about when fans could expect Joshua in a world title fight and who he may face in the future, Hearn added: “He’s number two in the WBC and all the governing bodies are trying to put him up in to the mandatory position already, but he’s just not quite ready.”

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