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Fury versus Joshua could be the next bout for both fighters - Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn claims deals can be stuck to make a world heavyweight boxing title unificati...



Fury versus Joshua could be th...
Other Sports

Fury versus Joshua could be the next bout for both fighters - Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn claims deals can be stuck to make a world heavyweight boxing title unification bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. 

WBC champion Fury is in line to face Deontay Wilder in a re-match while Anthony Joshua had been set to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Kubrat Pulev before the pandemic postponed both fights.

"We have a contract to fight Pulev next. Fury has a contract to fight Wilder next," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"There is keenness from our side and Fury's side to go straight into a fight between them. But we are both under contract for different fights.

"No negotiations have taken place. Negotiations can't take place until we know if Wilder will step aside, and if Pulev will step aside.

"We were looking to fight in June, Fury-Wilder in July, and we all planned to make this fight in December. Now, could we go straight into the December fight? Will we have a live audience in December?

"As it stands now Joshua's next fight is Pulev and Fury's next fight is Wilder. Could a deal be struck for them to step aside? Absolutely.

"Would we be willing to entertain it? Absolutely.

"Right now the focus is on the contracts we have signed, and the winners to fight in spring 2021."

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