Date: 6th November 2013 at 5:04pm
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Is there a fine line between keeping a young professional boxer active and running the risk of burn-out?

That?s the question some are levelling at Eddie Hearn with his Olympic champion, Anthony Joshua, being asked to fight again next month.

The fight, against the Welshman, Dorian Darch, will be his third fight, in a short space of time, since his professional debut.

Eddie Hearn, when pushed on the subject in a recent radio interview, remarked,

‘He is very young, very fit and very fresh – physically and mentally.’

‘The plan is to box him every month for the next year and get him 10 or 12 wins under his belt.’


It looks to be a sound plan. Planting a young heavyweight in the rankings with a dozen wins under his belt from a dozen fights is sure to keep interest in Joshua high.

At the moment Joshua is knocking his opponents over in a rapid fashion and our view is that the plan will only become flawed if Joshua starts to be matched with some durable fighters that take him into the latter rounds, then it may be wise to have a rethink!