And, after he beat Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night, the boxing coach has said he "knew there was something there" nearly immediately when he met Anthony.
Anthony Joshua is unlikely to forget his meeting with Wladimir Klitschko any time soon. 'I believe Wladimir is keen, ' said Hearn. I was unpacking my bag for 30 seconds, then I would come back and watch a little bit.
Fury's impending doping hearing and fitness issues mean he will have to wait until next spring at the earliest for his crack at the IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion.
Joshua and Fury have both indulged in posturing regarding a showdown in the aftermath of the former's victory over Klitschko, although Hearn has ruled out the fight's potential for the foreseeable future.
I find it really hard to watch, especially when I know someone that is in the fight. "Whether there is a rematch or not, remains to be seen, but I know that having a fight in the United States, in the next couple of fights, is definitely a priority".
"If it works out for my career, I'll definitely relish the challenge against Tyson Fury or anyone else for that matter", Joshua wrote in a column for the London Evening Standard newspaper published yesterday.
Ortiz has spoken out about "AJ" since Saturday night's main event and the 38-year-old insisted that he was not overly impressed by the staying power of Joshua.
"I also feel that after Klitschko dropped Joshua with one punch that Eddie Hearn will never let Joshua get in the ring with me", he added. If he likes he can just give up the belt but if not then October or November sounds good to me so it's your move boy.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are options, but a rematch with 41-year-old veteran Klitschko appears the most likely choice.
"We all saw he had a life and death situation against Klitschko, but Klitschko couldn't land a glove on me".