‘Throwback Fighter’ Anthony Joshua drops Eddie Hearn from social media

Eddie Hearn Anthony Joshua

Dave Thompson

Anthony Joshua, now using the moniker ‘Throwback Fighter,’ has dropped promoter Eddie Hearn from his list of social media interests.

But Hearn is not alone. The British former heavyweight champion removed every person he follows, keeping only sponsors who pay him the readies.

One exception to the rule is Matchroom Boxing, the company Hearn heads. Joshua has kept them on alongside his own management company, 258. The rest are gone.

Whether there’s anything that can get read into by the move is up in the air, though. Hearn, as usual, laughed off any discontent.

There’s mounting speculation, though, that something big could be brewing after Joshua was pictured ringside in Dubai recently. ‘AJ’ was there to witness Badou Jack, the former Floyd Mayweather fighter, score a cruiserweight stoppage.

Joshua is distinctly quiet regarding his future, and that includes a potential rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

During a rare interview with JD Sports, Joshua stated his desire to regain the killer instinct that brought him victory over Wladimir Klitschko. Nothing done since that night comes anywhere close to it.

Something needs to change against Usyk if the second fight happens. Joshua, giving himself a new nickname, knows it.

“I’m going to bring that energy back. But I’m not going to go into my training and all that,” AJ told JD. “At the time, I didn’t know what type of fight it was.

“It’s only now I look back, and I’m seeing, as you said, Wilder-Fury type fights, and it’s a long time since we’ve had a fight like that. Since 2016. It was a war.”

Tyson Fury wants Joshua to step aside from his contracted return with Usyk to give himself the opportunity.

If Fury beats Usyk, ‘The Gypsy King’ has promised Joshua a shot at all four belts.

A lot has to happen for that scenario to come to pass.

WHO DOES ANTHONY JOSHUA STILL FOLLOW?

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Lucozade Sport
EA SPORTS FIFA
JD
Revolut
Lynx
Bulk™
Beats by Dre
Land Rover
Love Hemp®
258 MGT
Matchroom Boxing
Under Armour
TMG Sports Memorabilia
AJBXNG
BOSS
Lucozade Energy
JD Sports

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