Eddie Hearn Says Tyson Fury Vs Anthony Joshua Will Happen This Year
Eddie Hearn has rejected the idea that Anthony Joshua would 'dodge' new WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, after the Gypsy King beat Deontay Wilder.
On Saturday night Fury proved himself as the beat heavyweight boxer in the world when he handed Wilder his first ever loss with a dominant performance that led to a seventh round stoppage.
With Fury now lineal and WBC champion talk has turned to a unification fight with Joshua, who holds the other three versions of the world title, and Hearn, who runs Matchroom Boxing, has guaranteed the fight will happen this year.
Ofcourse I am! And AJ wants it bad..this fight is gonna and has to happen this year!- Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 23, 2020
Boxing politics could still get in the way of the fight happening this year. Fury and Wilder have a rematch clause in the contract for Saturday's fight, which would delay a unification fight.
Hearn, who promotes AJ, took to Twitter to appeal to the Gypsy King to forgo the third installment with the Bronze Bomber and instead take on his fellow British heavyweight.
No need for a third let's go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed- Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 23, 2020
On BT Sport commentary David Haye and John Rawling didn't believe that former champion Wilder would want the third fight.
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In the first many believed that Fury should have won on points but two knockdowns allowed the judges to score it a draw.
However the second fight was completely different as the challenger twice knocked the champion down and dominated throughout all seven rounds before the American's team threw in the towel.
Joshua is expected to take on IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, with the fight expected in June, with a defence against WBA mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk expected to follow.
There's a good chance the 2012 Olympic champion would drop one of his world titles in order to face Fury in what could be the biggest British boxing fight in the history of the sport.
It's the fight that all boxing fans want to see now so let's hope nothing gets in the way of it.
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