Hearn plotting Haye v Joshua stadium fight for late 2015
Eddie Hearn is hoping to stage a huge heavyweight battle between former world champion David Haye and Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua in just over twelve months’ time.
As Joshua prepares for his biggest test to date against Denis Bakhtov on Saturday night in London, Hearn is already planning for domestic dominance for his charge over the next twelve months.
Once Joshua takes care of the likes of Michael Sprott, David Price and Tyson Fury, Hearn wants the culmination of the prospects big 2015 to be against Haye in a clash that could take place at Wembley Stadium.
“In the world of boxing and particularly in this country, a fight between David Haye and Anthony Joshua in 2015 is a stadium event,” Hearn outlined to Sky Sports News HQ.
“It’s a huge, huge fight with massive potential and I think again the rate that Anthony is progressing – by the time the winter comes round in 2015 – these are the guys that Anthony is going to be facing.
“If he wants to win world titles, the likes of David Price, Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora are the guys he has got to demolish on the way and I’m sure that he will demolish these guys as well. I don’t think anything is going to stop him,” he added.
Hearn recently oversaw the massive Wembley battle between Carl Froch and George Groves which was hailed as a massive success in Britain and Joshua is already being groomed as the next big star in the UK ranks.
The 24 year-old has knocked out all eight of his challengers within three rounds so far in impressive fashion on the back of his London success, but has faced some criticism on the level of opposition faced.
Joshua shares top billing at the O2 Arena on Saturday night with featherweight prospect Lee Selby, who locks horns with unbeaten Australian Joel Brunker in a world title eliminator live of Sky Sports.