Joshua/Hearn - worst series of managerial missteps ever?

Jun 10, 2013
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-Declines to resign with Showtime and instead signs with some startup app bullsh!t.

-Turns down $50 million offer to fight Wilder.

-Takes for granted that a UK megafight with Fury will always be available. Instead, Fury/Warren give them the finger by signing for a Showtime PPV with Wilder. The result of the fight is a draw, thereby necessitating another (big money PPV) rematch and leaving Fury still unavailable as an opponent for at least another year.

-At the very least, expects a fight with Baby Miller to fall back on. Then that goes up in flames.

All culminating with a US debut that makes Barry McGuigan's shine by comparison. :lol:

No wonder Joshua looked like he barely wanted to be there against Ruiz... he's been watching his whole immediate future crumble in front of his eyes.

Of course, Team Joshua couldn't have known that Fury would prefer a Wilder fight or that Miller would fail a drug test. But in the end, this should still serve as a lesson as to what can happen when a team bases too much of its plans around pride and predictions instead of just seizing the moment.
 

Ernest Shackleton

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Jun 8, 2013
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-Declines to resign with Showtime and instead signs with some startup app bullsh!t.

-Turns down $50 million offer to fight Wilder.

-Takes for granted that a UK megafight with Fury will always be available. Instead, Fury/Warren give them the finger by signing for a Showtime PPV with Wilder. The result of the fight is a draw, thereby necessitating another (big money PPV) rematch and leaving Fury still unavailable as an opponent for at least another year.

-At the very least, expects a fight with Baby Miller to fall back on. Then that goes up in flames.

All culminating with a US debut that makes Barry McGuigan's shine by comparison. :lol:

No wonder Joshua looked like he barely wanted to be there against Ruiz... he's been watching his whole immediate future crumble in front of his eyes.

Of course, Team Joshua couldn't have known that Fury would prefer a Wilder fight or that Miller would fail a drug test. But in the end, this should still serve as a lesson as to what can happen when a team bases too much of its plans around pride and predictions instead of just seizing the moment.
You missed the whole farce in December when he had Wembley booked for April and he couldn’t pin down Whyte for the rematch and they had to cancel Wembley