AJ will have to accept 50/50 to make unification fight or it won't happen - time it got done

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Regarding Millers chances I think if Takam gave AJ trouble,Miller will give him a bit more. The result being a half decent fight. I don't expect anybody to agree with me but I will be taking names, and this time next year metaphorically kicking arse if Im still here.
It will be a disgrace if 2019 goes by and neither AJ-Wilder nor AJ-Fury has happened. But don't be surprised.
Id be surprised if they did.
 
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Bob Arum, who no longer has any particular connection to the heavyweight division so he can afford to be honest in his assessment, was asked who he thinks is the best heavyweight in the world :

"Tyson Fury is No 1 heavyweight in the world. Without hesitation.”
And who could argue?? Never thought Id be hearing that, but Fury has turned the heavyweight scene upside down by going to the US and getting robbed against a man AJ won't fight in the UK.
 
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Regarding Millers chances I think if Takam gave AJ trouble,Miller will give him a bit more. The result being a half decent fight. I don't expect anybody to agree with me but I will be taking names, and this time next year metaphorically kicking arse if Im still here.
Expect to have your own arse metaphorically kicked if you are wrong.
 
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Hearn basically confirmed in the ring it will be Miller in the US and then Whyte will be WBO mandatory

If you listen carefully Hearn tells you everything, he says its not if but when the WBO enforce the mandatory, but guess what they havent yet so it will be Miller next then Whyte

Same way Hearn said we can squeeze one more in and no one believed he would fight Povetkin, AJ vs Wilder/Fury winner will either happen December 2019 or early 2020
 

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Hearn basically confirmed in the ring it will be Miller in the US and then Whyte will be WBO mandatory

If you listen carefully Hearn tells you everything, he says its not if but when the WBO enforce the mandatory, but guess what they havent yet so it will be Miller next then Whyte

Same way Hearn said we can squeeze one more in and no one believed he would fight Povetkin, AJ vs Wilder/Fury winner will either happen December 2019 or early 2020
Based on Joshua's past few years, if he fights Miller in April and Whyte later in the year I don't think he will fight again in 2019. Unless perhaps he stops both easily.
 
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Hearn basically confirmed in the ring it will be Miller in the US and then Whyte will be WBO mandatory

If you listen carefully Hearn tells you everything, he says its not if but when the WBO enforce the mandatory, but guess what they havent yet so it will be Miller next then Whyte

Same way Hearn said we can squeeze one more in and no one believed he would fight Povetkin, AJ vs Wilder/Fury winner will either happen December 2019 or early 2020
“Eddie Hearns said...”
 

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Joshua’s not fighting more than twice a year. It’ll be interesting to see if he gets stripped of the IBF with Pulev been mandatory & that will be called by about September time I’d imagine
 
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Joshua’s not fighting more than twice a year. It’ll be interesting to see if he gets stripped of the IBF with Pulev been mandatory & that will be called by about September time I’d imagine
What happens when two bodies both order mandatories?Do they make the guy pick just one and strip him of the other or do they just make it clear they have to be back to back?

I’ve always liked the way the IBF does things(Fury stripping aside) but I think they should be more lenient with unified champions.So if it’s 9 months between each mandatory being called, maybe make it 12 months if the champion has two belts, 18 months if he has three and then 2 years if it’s all four.
 

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What happens when two bodies both order mandatories?Do they make the guy pick just one and strip him of the other or do they just make it clear they have to be back to back?

I’ve always liked the way the IBF does things(Fury stripping aside) but I think they should be more lenient with unified champions.So if it’s 9 months between each mandatory being called, maybe make it 12 months if the champion has two belts, 18 months if he has three and then 2 years if it’s all four.
I think so. I think unifications come before mandatories. Basically if Joshua chooses to fight Miller in April my understanding will be that he’ll then have two mandatories due which will be Whyte for the WBO & Pulev for the IBF. To hold on to his belts he’d have to fight a unification fight straight after but if he doesn’t then whoever he chooses to fight in September time he’ll be stripped of the belt the other one’s mandatory for. So if he fights Whyte then he’ll be stripped of the IBF & if he fights Pulev he’ll be stripped of the WBO.

There is circumstances you can ask for exceptions but I doubt Joshua will get away with it certainly not with the IBF anyway as it’s likely there would be a 7 month gap from September 2019 round to Joshua fighting again in April 2020 time.

To not have any issues holdin on to his current belts my understanding is he shouldn’t fight Miller & should only fight unifications and / or Whyte & Pulev this year
 
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