Eddie Hearn Eager to Book Tyson Fury for Anthony Joshua Instead of Deontay Wilder

Published 07/07/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
Dublin , Ireland – 31 October 2017; Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn during a press conference at the Irish Film Institute, in Temple Bar, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


The much-awaited heavyweight fight of this decade between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury was all set to take place this year. However, the ex-WBC heavyweight champ, Deontay Wilder, poured cold water on this matchup. He aligned himself with a trilogy against ‘The Gypsy King’.

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This entire anecdote left both Joshua and Fury’s promoters, and the fans disheartened. Despite this fight falling through, ‘AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, still has an optimistic sight on booking Joshua vs Fury for the undisputed title again.

In a recent conversation with Boxing Social, he said, “I think it would be easier for me to make the Tyson Fury fight. At least there are parts of his team that I can have cordial conversations with, and Tyson Fury himself. I’ve met him, I know him and then on the other side.”

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He continued, “There’s two times we tried to make the undisputed fight, the first time [with Wilder], I can’t even tell you the silence. They wouldn’t even have a meeting with me to discuss it.” (h/t Boxing Scene)

Fury and Wilder are all set to face each other in a trilogy on July 24th. Citing that, Hearn asserted that Tyson Fury’s win would fill him with confidence to book an undisputed 12-round bout with Joshua.

With his above comments, it’s clear that Hearn still has the Joshua vs Fury matchup alive somewhere in his head.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua – Will the fans ever get to see this fight?

The Fury vs Joshua fight was on the brink of taking place. Unfortunately, this contest took a dramatic turn, and it abruptly fell through.

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However, there’re still massive hopes for this fight and that can only happen if Fury and Joshua win their next fights. ‘The Gypsy King’ will confront Deontay Wilder and ‘AJ’ will go all out against Oleksandr Usyk.

That said, the world will have its eyes on the heavyweight title mix for the next few months. And it’ll be interesting to see how things play out from now till September and beyond.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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