Eddie Hearn has admitted that he wants Tyson Fury to beat Deontay Wilder so that the Gypsy King can finally face Anthony Joshua.
WBC Heavyweight Champion Fury was due to face AJ in a multi-million-pound unification bout in Saudi Arabia last month, but a trilogy fight with Wilder was ordered.
And Joshua’s promoter Hearn is hoping the Wythenshaw Warriors repeat their stoppage of the American next month in order to preserve the greatest fight in British boxing history.
during an appearance on good morning uk: “He [Anthony Joshua] just wants the undisputed championship, so whoever comes through that fight [Fury vs Wilder].
“As a Brit, we hope Tyson Fury does business.
“I don’t think he is as well prepared as he was for the second fight, but I still think he has enough potential to beat Deontay Wilder.
“Fingers crossed for the AJ win last night, fingers crossed for the Tyson Fury win, and then we can see that undeniable fight in early 2022.”
Hearn, 42, first revealed his intention to stage Joshua vs. Fury in “January or February” this summer.
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He told IFL TV: “I think that was largely the case anyway. But fighting September 25, fighting in December is very difficult.
“And a lot of our conversations now about the undisputed fight are at the end of January, February.
“So it probably helps [that Fury-Wilder was postponed]. Fury probably wanted to have another fight in November or December.
“And then the whole thing, is never going to end.
“I don’t even know [Fury-Wilder will] Will be in October, to be honest with you. Who knows?
“But at least if this fight happens and AJ successfully defeats Usyk, we’ve fought almost at the same time and then we can try and fight undisputed.”
Joshua, 31, is confident he will one day share the ring with Fury, telling the Daily Mail: “It will happen.
“I know what people are saying about boxing politics, but I will promise before the end of my career that I will do everything in my power to fight Tyson Fury.
“We saw it with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao (unless they were fighting beyond their prime) but that was a superstar fight.
“Me and Fury are the streets, two warriors, two fighters who came to the UK from the amateur system, and took the world by storm. We will implement it in the UK.”
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