Following Tyson Fury’s Humiliations of Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Anticipates a Showdown Fight This Year
Anthony Joshua’s undisputed world title fight against Tyson Fury “will happen”, says promoter Eddie Hearn, who says he will do “everything it takes” to agree a deal.
Britain’s heavyweight rivals hold all the world titles as Fury claimed the WBC belt with a stunning stoppage win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas at the weekend, while Joshua regained his WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO straps in a rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in December.
‘I’ve already spoken to AJ and he wants to go into this fight next,’ Hearn said on TalkSport.
‘We have to make this fight happen. We will never, ever get the chance for two Brits to fight for an undisputed heavyweight world championship.
‘I promise you we will do everything we can to make this fight. It has to happen.’
Wilder has the option for a rematch with Fury, but Hearn insists Joshua would be available for a massive showdown in the summer, if the American does not attempt to immediately regain his WBC belt.
“He [Joshua] phoned me yesterday, we had a good conversation on the phone and his first thing that he said is: ‘how do we make this fight happen?’ I said to him, look firstly this hinges on Wilder.