Hulking Anthony Joshua poses with Eddie Hearn as promoter stops off in Texas to watch heavyweight in training for return
ANTHONY JOSHUA posed with Eddie Hearn as the promoter stoped off in Texas to watch the heavyweight in action ahead of his return.
Joshua is fighting to revive his career following consecutive defeats to pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk.
@eddiehearnPromoter Eddie Hearn with Anthony Joshua in Dallas, Texas[/caption]
And he will do so on April 1 against Jermaine Franklin back at the O2 Arena for the first time in seven years.
And for the first time in Joshua’s career, he will complete his whole training camp away from home after linking up with Texas’ Derrick James.
Hearn is in America to promote Canelo Alvarez’s May 6 undisputed super-middleweight world title fight with Britain’s John Ryder.
And he used to Stateside trip to meet up with AJ in James’ gym.
He posted on Instagram: “Popped to Dallas to see the big man @anthonyjoshua finish off his US camp..ready to fly back to the U.K. to prepare for April 1st.”
Joshua, 33, lost the unified titles to Usyk, 36, in September 2021 and failed to regain them in the Saudi Arabia rematch last August.
But he looks to bounce back against Franklin, 29, who was controversially beaten by Dillian Whyte, 34, in November.
Hearn warned to expect a rejuvenated Joshua when he returns from his training camp in America.
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He told DAZN in January: “This guy is out there, he’s in Texas, he’s working and grinding every day.
“This guy’s got money in the bank, he’s got world championship belts on the wall, he don’t care about either of them.
“He cares for the sport of boxing, he cares for regaining his world heavyweight title, and I’m telling you, he’s coming back with a vengeance.”
InstagramAnthony Joshua in training to fight Jermaine Franklin[/caption]