Anthony Joshua has been weighing up whether he will be ringside or not for the biggest heavyweight fight of the year between his two rivals Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on December 1st.
He’s made the decision now and has opted to not go due to sponsorship commitments.
That said, he’s just back from a holiday in Jamaica and it does appear to be rather surprising considering most sponsorship commitments can be done online these days.
Or even at that, you would have thought he’d have been able to have taken a night off to get to LA to watch a fight that carries so much importance for him.
He’s said he wants to unify the heavyweight division next year and to do that he needs to get through the winner of December 1st so the whole thing seems rather strange.
A bit of a PR opportunity to build the fight for him against the winner missed too.
Here’s what boxing fans have been saying:
Why would he? his got no intention of fighting the winner he can watch on tv like the rest of us,
— Andy Georgiou (@PugilisticNews) November 22, 2018
In other words, Eddie has told him no
— Patrick Murphy (@PatrickMurphy89) November 22, 2018
Aka didn’t fancy being near the two men he has clearly avoided for the last few years
— No-mas (@15roundcunky) November 22, 2018
Aj is so shook of wilder.
— realmagicman (@damagicmansrant) November 22, 2018
Bullshit he’s fucking shook
— Mauriziooö? (@_yagxnnCFC) November 22, 2018
Eddies cash cow being protected once again
— JordanT98 (@jordant98_) November 22, 2018
Bullshit the fraud just didn’t want to get exposed by the winner
— Terry Franklin (@T_Franklin86) November 22, 2018
He’s scared of what he might see tosser
— Alan Michie (@kantekovajorgh) November 22, 2018