“Why Is Anyone Shocked”: Fans Left Disappointed as Anthony Joshua Makes “Awful” Declaration

After the latest bout against Jermaine Franklin, Anthony Joshua disclosed when he would return to the ring. Contrary to what Eddie Hearn asserted, ‘AJ’ will not fight in July but towards the very end of 2023. As per Hearn, the 33-year-old shall face Dillian Whyte for the second time in boxing. However, taking to Instagram, in one of his stories, the former unified heavyweight champion, disclosed he plans to fight again in December 2023.



The very declaration has sparked numerous questions regarding Joshua’s mindset and activities. While a fan branded him as an unserious athlete, others condemned ‘AJ’ for the lack of busyness in his routine. Here is what Joshua wrote and here is how boxing fans replied to him.



Boxing fans condemn Anthony Joshua as he plans to fight in December 2023

In Eddie Hearn’s own words, the rematch with Dillian Whyte is the “frontrunner” for Joshua’s next appearance in the ring. According to Hearn’s statement in the Boxing with Chris Manning podcast, Joshua shall fight again in July with a fighter “of the same level” as or “a level slightly above Jermaine Franklin“. However, in a recent Instagram story, ‘AJ’ wrote, “My next fight is scheduled for December. Not ideal but everything is part of a bigger picture.” Undoubtedly, this announcement has disappointed the fans of boxing.

According to @AndrewMinett, ‘AJ’, who desires to fight Tyson Fury, has no interest in being active. “He’d gladly fight Franklin type once a year for next 5 years then retire,“ they added.


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