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 –
Press Association In the aftermath of Chelsea’s Champions League exit to Paris St Germain, former Liverpool manager and current Sky Sports pundit Souness was highly critical of them, referring to some of Chelsea’s actions as “pathetic”. He continued his complaints, with Mourinho responding in a press conference on Friday, calling the Scot a “frustrated man”. Using his hands to gesture, Mourinho raised his left hand above his head to illustrate Souness’ high level as a player and whacked his left on a low desk to signify his own career. When it came to management, the Portuguese’s right hand was raised high and his left, for Souness’ management career, wavered just above the desk. Mourinho said: ”The difference between me and Souness is this – Souness as a player, up there. Jose Mourinho as a player, down here. Jose Mourinho as a manager, up here. Souness as a manager, down there. ”With another difference: I was not a frustrated man because I was not a top player. He is clearly a frustrated man.” But writing in the Sunday Times, Souness was sticking to his guns. “He had his say about me at his press conference on Friday and he is entitled to his opinion, but it won’t change mine,” he said. “When he reflects on what went wrong against PSG and addresses it , I hope – yet doubt – that will include the obsession with gamesmanship. “It seemed more important to Chelsea than getting on the ball and taking on PSG in a game of football, which they were more than capable of winning. They are a far better team than they showed. Getting the opposition booked by their excessive reaction to fouls became their priority. I was angered and saddened by that approach.” Meanwhile, Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic has spoken about his sending off for pushing Burnley’s Ashley Barnes. Matic served a two-match ban – which included the Capital One Cup Final – for his reaction to a challenge from the Burnley striker which Mourinho referred to a “criminal”. Speaking to a number of national newspapers, Matic said: “Of course my reaction was not good but this reaction was because I thought that I break a leg. I am a happy man because I can walk.” Graeme Souness will not be changing his opinion of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, despite criticism from the Portuguese coach.