Anthony Joshua was asked a potentially awkward question about his relationship with Eddie Hearn during an Instagram Live Q&A on Friday night.
During a chat with JD Sports, fan comments were introduced, including one who asked the unified heavyweight champion to ‘ditch’ his promoter.
Eddie Hearn promotes Anthony Joshua
Joshua replied: “Well for me personally I wouldn’t ditch, but I’m quite a loyal character.
“So the people that have been with me from the start I tend to keep around me.
“We evolved our team for the Ruiz II fight, I didn’t just ditch Rob [McCracken].
“It’s kind that mindset, that the people who’ve brought you along, as soon as you get somewhere it’s like, ‘Oh forget them, I wanna see if the grass is greener.’
“I’d rather plant more seeds with more people.
Joshua’s comments will have been music to Eddie Hearn’s ears
“So me and Eddie will always have a great friendship most importantly, that’s why I kind of looked at partnering with Matchroom.
“Because they’re a family-run business and I’m a family man, so we have a friendship and we have something in common there.
“In terms of boxing I feel like we’ve done a great job together of bringing boxing to the mainstream.
“So it’d be silly to depart with someone who shares the same vision and can execute the same things that I wanna execute in the world of boxing.”