Anthony Joshua: David Haye phoned Eddie Hearn TODAY about June 1 fight

Hearn is searching for a replacement to fight Joshua at New York’s Madison Square Garden after Jarrell Miller tested positive for a banned substance.

The American has not been completely pulled from the fight as he is waiting on a test of his B sample.

However, it is highly likely the results will come back the same and Joshua will have to look for another opponent.

So Haye picked up the phone this morning to put forward his boxer – Dereck Chisora.

“I talked to Eddie Hearn today and he said he has had pretty much every heavyweight in the top 10 inundating him,” Haye told Sky Sports News.

“Everyone wants this mega payday. They know once they sign this contract they’re made for life.

“I believe Anthony Joshua needs an opponent who doesn’t get fazed by lights. An opponent who has got a history of challenging for world titles.

“For me, I got a call from Dereck Chisora this morning who has a fight on Saturday.

“He said ‘Listen, chuck my name into the hat. I am a prized fighter, I’m 35 years old and I showed against Dillian Whyte that I have what it takes at the highest level’.

“He was winning that fight against Dillian Whyte who is ranked No 1 by most governing bodies.

“I phoned Eddie today and said Dereck is up there. He said ok, brilliant, lets get Saturday out of the way then we can talk about it.”

Chisora is set to fight Senad Gashi at the O2 Arena this weekend.

If he comes through that bout unscathed he could have a shot at Joshua’s WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles.

“He needs to realise winning this fight [vs Gashi] in good style really does put him in the front light [for Joshua],” Haye added.

“He is in great shape already.

“He will have one or two days off then be back sparring, getting him prepared for this big, potential fight of his life.”

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