Eddie Hearn insists he is now determined to get Anthony Joshua into the ring with Tyson Fury, admitting it is the one fight his prized asset wants to take on next.
Joshua has been linked with a Fury clash for some time, though had always played down the prospect due to the Gypsy King’s time away from the ring.
Eddie Hearn is now desperate for Anthony Joshua to face Tyson Fury in the ring
Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO belt holder, is due to face Kubrat Pulev in June but is ready to sidestep that to make the fight everyone wants and agree to an all-British showdown with Fury.
‘I’ve already spoken to AJ and he wants to go into this fight next,’ Hearn declared to TalkSport in the aftermath of Fury’s win.
‘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.’
‘But our mandatory [IBF] challenger, Kubrat Pulev, is also promoted by Bob Arum, like Tyson Fury, so there is a very easy manoeuvre there if Wilder doesn’t accept the rematch to go straight into this undisputed fight in the summer. That is what we have to push for initially.’
Daily Mail Uk