Eddie Hearn Doesn’t Rule Out Fury-Joshua This Summer If Usyk War Collapses
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has again hinted that an all-British heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could happen this year.
Fury and Joshua have been engaged in a protracted rivalry, and after a fight between the pair didn’t materialize last year, ‘King Gypsy’ rules out the possibility that the duel will come true.
However, in an interview with BoxingHearn mentioned the possibility of Joshua fighting Fury as early as the summer if the Usyk fight doesn’t materialize.
“There’s a chance I’m guessing Fury won’t fight Usyk, I think he will, but if he doesn’t then there’s a lot of money for him to fight Anthony Joshua. So maybe we’ll fight in the summer, I don’t know. Wilder War, same.
They are battles for me that will happen in 2023.“
Before Joshua can push for a fight with the WBC champion, he must first recover from back-to-back defeats, after consecutive defeats to the now unified heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk.
When he returned to the ring, Brit has appointed Derrick James as its new coachwho also coached world champions Errol Spence Jr and Jermell Charlo and encouraged aggressive style.
The two-time champion will be hoping that James can get him back to his old ruthless style and will put his new skills to the test against America’s Jermaine Franklin.
Joshua will face Franklin on April 1 at the O2 Arena in London, where the underweights will witness Felix Cash’s challenge for the EBU European Middleweight Title, while Craig Richards takes on Ricards Bolotniks for the WBA Intercontinental Light-Heavyweight Title.