'You have to face the consequences' – Anthony Joshua's promoter speaks out after boxer confronted gobby student group

EDDIE HEARN has defended Anthony Joshua after he confronted a group of gobby university students.

AJ, 32, berated the youngsters after they heckled him – with Hearn suggesting some of the language used was X-rated.

The former heavyweight world champion was allowed into their flat where he warned them about their behaviour.

He said in the Loughborough uni home: "Remember you’re running your mouth because when I start cracking your glass jaws, none of you will like it.

“Watch your mouths because you don’t know who you’re talking to sometimes.”

Hearn was asked what he thought about the incident and the promoter used the opportunity to back his client.

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He told iFL TV: "I saw a lot of stuff in the paper that they were shouting stuff about Tyson Fury – they really weren't. Im sure they did at some point but it was a bit more X-rated than that.

"I'm not going to say what exactly was said but there's a lot of stuff that you just don't say to people.

"And if you're going to say it, you can't expect – you're not on Twitter.

"You're shouting it to a heavyweight fighter and you're shouting personal insults to him, you can't not expect anything back.

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"I did laugh at imagining the situation (shouting insults) and then you're making your way up to your apartment and all of a sudden AJ steams in and says 'sit down!'.

"He was not physical with anyone. He took his shoes off before he came in before giving them a dressing down.

"It's hard isn't it because I guess in his position you've got to behave in a certain way, supposedly.

"Sometimes someone pushes your buttons but if you're going to abuse someone you have to face the consequences."

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