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Eddie Hearn Reveals Rematch Clause in Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin Bout

Eddie Hearn disclosed the presence of a rematch clause for the Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin fight, set to headline on December 23rd at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Despite Wallin’s stature as a fringe contender, the inclusion of this clause raised eyebrows within the boxing community, considering Wallin’s perceived lower punching power compared to Joshua’s recent opponents, Robert Helenius and Jermaine Franklin.

Hearn defended the clause, attributing it to Joshua being “the biggest star” in boxing, a claim met with skepticism by many fans. The decision to include such a provision for this level of opposition has generated debate among boxing enthusiasts. The potential outcome is questioned—should Joshua lose—given Wallin’s prior loss to Tyson Fury and the unlikely scenario of Deontay Wilder pursuing a matchup against him, given U.S. fans’ preferences.

Critics point out that rematch clauses have become routine for Joshua, suggesting a lack of confidence to fight without such contractual provisions. Joshua’s past rematches against Andy Ruiz and Oleksandr Usyk have sparked debate about his status as an elite talent, with some questioning his legacy, particularly following losses to fighters he was expected to defeat convincingly.

The presence of this rematch clause in the Joshua-Wallin fight continues to fuel discussion about Joshua’s approach to matches and the perceived level of competition he faces. However, opinions diverge, with some boxing enthusiasts viewing this as a safeguarding measure while others question its necessity given the opponents involved.

“Eddie Hearn Reveals Rematch Clause in Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin Bout”

Eddie Hearn disclosed the presence of a rematch clause for the Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin fight, set to headline on December 23rd at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Despite Wallin’s stature as a fringe contender, the inclusion of this clause raised eyebrows within the boxing community, considering Wallin’s perceived lower punching power compared to Joshua’s recent opponents, Robert Helenius and Jermaine Franklin.

Hearn defended the clause, attributing it to Joshua being “the biggest star” in boxing, a claim met with skepticism by many fans. The decision to include such a provision for this level of opposition has generated debate among boxing enthusiasts. The potential outcome is questioned—should Joshua lose—given Wallin’s prior loss to Tyson Fury and the unlikely scenario of Deontay Wilder pursuing a matchup against him, given U.S. fans’ preferences.

Critics point out that rematch clauses have become routine for Joshua, suggesting a lack of confidence to fight without such contractual provisions. Joshua’s past rematches against Andy Ruiz and Oleksandr Usyk have sparked debate about his status as an elite talent, with some questioning his legacy, particularly following losses to fighters he was expected to defeat convincingly.

The presence of this rematch clause in the Joshua-Wallin fight continues to fuel discussion about Joshua’s approach to matches and the perceived level of competition he faces. However, opinions diverge, with some boxing enthusiasts viewing this as a safeguarding measure while others question its necessity given the opponents involved.

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