Matchroom Promoter, Eddie Hearn, has revealed his belief that Tyson Fury’s options are now limited following the collapse of his proposed fight with Oleksandr Usyk – and that this could open the door for the long awaited all-British heavyweight title clash between Fury and Anthony Joshua.
After ‘pulling the plug’ on the undisputed talks after what he saw as unreasonable demands by Fury, Usyk has now moved on and looks set to instead face WBA mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois.
This has left the Brit without an opponent and has led Hearn to believe that he may struggle to find a new one due to a reluctance to fight for anything less than top dollar.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Hearn explained that he believes this could present Anthony Joshua with the opportunity to challenge for Tyson Fury’s throne, despite numerous unsuccessful negotiations for a fight between the pair in the past.
“I think that this is the time to make that fight [Fury-Joshua]. Sometimes, things just come together, and I think that it is one to work away in the background and see if it has got legs.
When you think of Fury’s options, they are very limited, in terms of the money that he wants to make.”
With no WBC mandatory challenger set as of yet, Fury’s next opponent is anyone’s guess. There have been rumours that Fury could face Joe Joyce, who fights Zhilei Zhang next month and is also signed with Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren.
If a fight with ‘AJ’ is to come to fruition, the two-time champion must first get passed Jermaine Franklin this weekend and avoid a run of three successive defeats, which could well put an end to his career.