Many have criticised AJ’s decision to turn down the big money offer, however promoter Hearn admitted Joshua does in fact have a plan of his own and will not have his head turned by money.

He said: “He’s very smart about the plan. He won’t want to do it. Sometimes you have to think with your head. 

“There is a smart play here somewhere but Anthony is not about the money…

“With Anthony it’s never been a case of, ‘Here’s some money, does it tempt you?’ Because he’s not about that, he’s a throwback fighter, he’s about legacy.”