Eddie Hearn Hopeful of Pitting Anthony Joshua vs Fury Or Wilder In December
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has acknowledged that two-time unified champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua could fight former WBC champion Deontay Wilder or WBC champion Tyson Fury in December.
On April 12, the boxing community was buzzing when rumors hit the news cycle of a monster heavyweight card in the Middle East for December. According to TalkSPORT, Joshua (25-3, 22KO) versus Wilder (43-2-1, 42KO), and the undisputed showdown between Fury (33-0-1, 24KO) and unified champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13KO), were in play.
The timeline of these rumors fits with previous statements made by key members associated with the fighters. Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel, and Hearn are on record showing interest in wanting to make the fight this year. However, Joshua versus Fury is an extra added twist to the story. The former unified champion mentioned prior to fighting Jermaine Franklin that now is the time to make the fight.
HEARN TARGETING DECEMBER FOR A MEGA-FIGHT
During an interview with iFL TV, Hearn went into detail about the focus being on making a mega-fight in December a reality.
“There’s been no negotiations for that fight. There’s been a mention of it, in terms of that’s something we’d like to look at. For AJ, one thing is for sure – his big fight, and it will come in the Middle East, will be in December, and that will be Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder. That’s what we’re planning.”
“There is definitely conversations that have taken place – just of plans, where people would like to host Fury against Usyk and AJ against Wilder on the same night . . . our focus is to get that mega-fight in December over the line.”
This is good news for boxing as fans have been waiting for these four men to step in the ring against each other for far too long. Now, Joshua vs Wilder or Fury are big fights in their own right, but boxing fans are eager to see the undisputed showdown even more.
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