Matchroom chairman Barry Hearn has insisted that a clash with current WBC champion Deontay Wilder would be the “easiest fight” for Anthony Joshua.

Joshua announced last week his next fight with Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, which is set to take place at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

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Over the past 12 months, the Brit has been heavily linked with a unification clash against Wilder, however, a deal has failed to be agreed.

Joshua defeated Russian Alexander Povetkin back in September, while Wilder narrowly avoided defeat to Tyson Fury in December.

And talking to talkSPORT, Hearn heaped praise on Joshua, who is currently yet to taste defeat from his 22 professional fights.

Boxing is in a fabulous place and one of the reasons why is because of Anthony Joshua.

He has inspired the nation, he’s inspired other boxers. A bit like Tiger Woods in golf, everyone’s level has been brought and everyone has benefited from it.

Hearn then went on to add that a bout with Wilder would be the ‘easiest fight’ for Joshua.

I like easy money and the easiest fight for Anthony Joshua is Deontay Wilder. That’s a very straightforward fight.

Deontay Wilder is not very good, technically. He’s very easy to hit and he’s very light, he’s only around 15 stone. But he can bang.

Wilder is currently in the process of arranging a rematch with the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’, however, with Joshua contracted to DAZN, Wilder with Showtime and Fury with ESPN, negotiations look set to be extremely complicated in agreeing any fight deal between the top three heavyweights of the division. 

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