Taansend wrote:To me, your argument that Joshua is taking easy fights while avoiding Wilder is void because Joshua's last four scheduled opponents (Klitschko, Pulev, Parker & Povetkin) are all equal or above Wilder at the time of the fights being made.
I'm not saying it's Joshua, it's Hearn. Honest Ed is doing what any promoter in his position would do, and that's to try and string out the big paydays and the current wave AJ's riding for as long as possible.
Why jump in there right now with a dangerous puncher when the same money is there for fighting others? Let Wilder and Fury fight and one of them gets knocked out of the race, then face the other, all the while pocket some more cash for fighting Povetkin and maybe another top ten guy beforehand.
There's absolutely zero reason for Finkel and Wilder to not accept the AJ fight, while the reason above is why I think Ed's playing the long game.