Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn has admitted that Joshua’s career will be over if he loses his next fight.
The British-Nigeria born fighter is set to step back in the ring on April 1 for a comeback bout at the O2 Arena.
He recently suffered back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk, making it three losses in his last five after being beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr in the first of their two clashes.
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Joshua is now set for a tune-up fight as he looks to rediscover top form and confidence.
However, the pressure is on because if AJ was to lose to a potential lesser-known opponent then his promoter believes his career is finished.
Hearn said to iFL TV: “You go into that fight in April and you know that defeat, it’s all over, really.
“It would be a third back-to-back defeat and yet a great performance and a showroom knockout will get everyone saying, ‘We’re back, baby.’
“That’s what I can’t wait for because I love it when our backs are against the wall.
“I’m excited. I’m really excited. This is the most excited I’ve been in Joshua’s journey so far.”
The Watford-born heavyweight has been linked with facing his ex-sparring partner Demsey McKean in April.