Hearn said: “AJ has consistently proved that he will fight all-comers – mandatory challengers, unified champions, future hall of famers.“Anybody, and now he’s doing it again, and that’s why when you talk about Usyk, he will fight Usyk no problems at all, but he wants to fight Tyson Fury.“He wants to prove he’s the best heavyweight in the world and undisputed or not, we will do everything we can to make sure it is. Not one person can have any doubt after that fight, who the baddest man on the planet is.” Joshua believes victory over the ‘dangerous’ Pulev could set up huge fights “Fighting for the WBC would be an honour. It’s a prestigious belt, it’s one that I’m keen on getting my hands on.“When the time is right, the opportunity will present itself.”Referring to Pulev, Joshua added: “He wants the titles and he wants to beat me.“That’s what he possesses – hunger and motivation. I’ve got to take away that motivation and suppress that confidence.“That’s how you beat somebody, by breaking their soul.” Tyson Fury’s list of opponents is “laughable” in comparison to Anthony Joshua who will prove himself as “the baddest man on the planet”, says promoter Eddie Hearn.- Advertisement –
Brazil’s physician says it will be 24-hour wait before they access the injury 1 Manchester United-bound Fred has suffered a World Cup injury scare after limping out of Brazil’s training session on Thursday with an ankle injury.The 25-year-old is set to leave Shakhtar Donetsk for Old Trafford after the Premier League club announced they had agreed a fee to recruit the midfielder.He has been included in Tite’s World Cup squad but was forced out of a session at Tottenham’s Enfield training base, with ice applied to his right ankle.Brazil start their bid to win an unprecedented sixth World Cup when they take on Group E rivals Switzerland on June 17 – with a final warm-up game coming against Austria in Vienna on Sunday.Fred suffered the knock before trying to carry on with the training session, only to then require treatment on the sidelines.Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said: “Today Fred had trauma in his ankle but it is too early to say anything about it.“Tomorrow we watch to see what happens and then decide if we need to do any exams or not but at the moment it is too early to say anything about him.”Brazil have been using Tottenham’s training ground as their base ahead of flying out to Russia – via their stop-off in Austria – and Real Madrid defender Marcelo also spoke to the press on Thursday afternoon.He hopes Fred’s injury is nothing serious and that he will be back amongst the squad sooner rather than later.“This is the World Cup, everyone is training hard and working hard,” said Marcelo.“I believe that it is not that bad, it is not a big issue and he will be back with us as soon as possible.”After their group opener against the Swiss, Brazil take on Costa Rica in St Petersburg before travelling to Russian capital Moscow to face Serbia.