Eddie Hearn is in a buoyant mood ahead of his man Anthony Joshua fighting Francis Ngannou but has spared a moment to send a message to long-time British rival Tyson Fury.
Joshua is working his way through Fury’s past opponents as he hopes to get a clash with the man himself. He has just knocked out Otto Wallin in impressive fashion a few years after the Swedish Southpaw cut Fury badly before losing a points decision back in 2019.
Now, he is taking on Ngannou, who also gave Fury lots to worry about across 10 closer-than-expected rounds, not least the third round which saw Fury put down on the canvas.
Speaking to TNT Sports Boxing, he revealed a conversation he’d had with Joshua at the press conference to announce the fight with Ngannou, which is due to take place on March 8 in Saudi Arabia and now has a full undercard.
“I said look, two wins, and you’re undisputed world heavyweight champion. I believe he’s really going to do it. I know I’m a fan boy but I believe he’s going to beat Ngannou and I believe he’s going to beat Tyson Fury.”
He then looked to the camera and sent a message to Fury about his undisputed clash.
“February 17, look, Oleksandr Usyk, I love you, but Tyson Fury, you’ve got to win this fight. We’ve got to make it happen. Good luck to both. How exciting is it for boxing that we have this path and this plan for the biggest fights in this division.”