Boxing news: Eddie Hearn lists TWO names for Anthony Joshua fight after Ortiz rejection

By Stevie Adams / in , , /

Eddie Hearn has been discussing potential opponents for Anthony Joshua (Image: GETTY) The WBA, WBO, and IBF champion is looking for a new name to take on after Jarrell Miller failed a string of drugs tests and was denied a boxing licence  Miller tested positive for HGH, GH1516 and EPO in three different tests last month, and subsequently saw his license declined by the New York State Athletic Commission  As a result, Joshua is now looking for another opponent for his American debut on June 1 at Madison Square Garden  A host of names have been linked with the chance to face the megastar, but Joshua has also faced a number of rejections Related articles Boxing news: Conor McGregor COPIED Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez Boxing news: Eddie Hearn delivers chilling warning after failed tests  His former foe Joseph Parker claimed to not have enough time to prepare for the fight, whilst Luis Ortiz declined over financial issues  Ortiz reportedly demanded $10million (£7.75m) and rejected the proposed purse of $5m (£3 8m). According to Boxing Scene, Miller wanted the $10m purse to step in for Miller, who was receiving $7 5m (£5.8m) as a three-fight package with DAZN. And speaking to Seconds Out, Hearn hinted that it could be either Hunter or Ruiz who steps up Anthony Joshua could end up facing Michael Hunter (Image: GETTY) “I like Andy Ruiz, I like Michael Hunter, I think they’re two guys who are two credible fights,” he said  “Ruiz is a character, aesthetically he doesn’t look the best, but he’s a tough b*****d, he’s Mexican, he’s got fast hands, he can let his hands go  “Michael Hunter is extremely skilled, very difficult to beat. “He’s on a great run, could be a massive banana skin Related articles Boxing news: Eddie Hearn makes Daniel Jacobs claim to rile Canelo Boxing news: Anthony Joshua opponent LEAKED? Promotional poster Andy Ruiz could end up stepping in for Jarrell Miller (Image: GETTY) “There are other guys as well, and I understand that you’re going to get a bumper pay day [as the replacement fighter], but I’ve just seen that it’s all about the money for them, and I’m not even sure they want it  “I don’t want that, because this is a big night for Anthony Joshua. “This is Madison Square Garden, there’s going to be 20,000 people there, we need to make sure this is a real fight  “AJ is up for anybody, anybody.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *