Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua: Eddie Hearn reveals Bob Arum talks to make undisputed heavyweight fight

The Matchroom promoter hopes to overcome Deontay Wilder’s rematch clause and Joshua’s mandatory obligations

Jack Rathborn
Thursday 27 February 2020 16:31
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Fury expects third Wilder fight over Joshua unification

Eddie Hearn has revealed he has held preliminary talks with Bob Arum over a mega fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

The UK now has all four major world heavyweight titles with Fury dethroning Deontay Wilder with a destructive performance to capture the WBC title.

While AJ holds the IBF, WBO and WBA straps, with his promoter Hearn eager to strike a deal to make the undisputed fight.

And the Matchroom chief has already revealed a discussion with Fury’s co-promoter Arum has taken place.

“I had a good chat with [co-promoter] Bob Arum last night. Everybody wants to make Fury-Joshua. I mean, like, everybody,” Hearn told IFL TV.

Eddie Hearn has discussed the fight with Bob Arum 

“You’ve got to understand these people… I mean, I like a pound note but these guys are savages. So they’re sniffing just money everywhere.

“So the strategy is, let’s get [Kubrat] Pulev wrapped up and signed and if over the next couple of weeks there’s a move – where someone can wait, someone can have a few quid – we would love nothing more than to go into Fury in June or July.

“No-one wants to see Wilder-Fury III, but we understand he’s got a rematch clause. If it has to happen it happens, but don’t string it out until October/November. Get it done in June/July. So we’ll see.”

Wilder has reeled off a list of excuses for his display in Las Vegas, including his heavy ring walk costume, claiming the weight led him to realise shortly into the fight he would not be able to endure many rounds.

“I had no legs,” Wilder is quoted as saying by Boxing Scene. “I’m surprised I went that long.

“I had no legs, and I knew I was in for a fight with these legs and the condition I was in. It was crazy. But, you know, again, it’s nobody’s fault but mine.

“I wore the costume that was that heavy, and I paid the price. I traded the tribute to men and women [for] my title, and you know, as a warrior, I was gonna fight.

“My job was to fight under any circumstances, as a king, and that’s what I did. And I don’t take nothing back.”

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