Hearn: Joshua – Wilder nothing compared to Joshua – Fury

The managing director of Matchroom Boxing, the renown Eddie Hearn has been very vocal this week in his support of the former unified heavyweight kingpin, Tyson Fury (25-0). Hearn attempted to reach a deal for a 2018 mega clash between Fury and Joshua and has offered his support as the wheels are set to be put into motion over Fury’s return following statements being made by the BBBoC’s general secretary, Robert Smith.

You talk about AJ versus [Deontay] Wilder but it’s nowhere as big as AJ against Fury. That is a fight that can be built into something huge. Two completely different characters, two completely different styles, two undefeated heavyweights, two unified champions. An incredible match up,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“But Tyson needs to get back on the horse, and show the British public he’s still serious, show the British public that he is here and back in the game. But, that doesn’t come on social media it comes from being in the gym and getting through the ropes.

“We would like to help him clear up his stuff with UKAD and start building a schedule that will lead to Anthony Joshua. AJ has told me 100 percent that he has no problem with the Fury fight. He wants to give the public the biggest fights out there and nothing comes bigger than Joshua v Fury, so we are going to sit down with AJ and Tyson Fury, and try and build a plan to give what will be unquestionably the biggest fight British boxing history has ever seen.” Hearn said.

Fury is steadily being seen more and more in the public eye after a lengthy period in the doldrums dealing with personal issues and he has already shared that he is back training again. Hopefully, fight fans will not have to wait too long before the standout matchup in the heavyweight division reaches fruition.


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