Matchroom CEO Eddie Hearn envisions a title unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in 2021. Although the matchup is far from being materialized, Hearn has still pictured it with some possible remedies for the ongoing tussles.
That said, Hearn wants Fury to go straight after Joshua after bagging a fight this year. To seal the deal, the Matchroom CEO has also thrown a lucrative offer to ‘The Gypsy King’ vowing to give him ‘plenty of money ‘ for a fight against ‘AJ.’
Meanwhile, Hearn also understands that the final call has to be made by Joshua and Fury.
Speaking with Sky Sports, he said, “Listen, it’s completely over to them. We have the dynamics of the deal in place. I don’t want to hear [from] Fury: ‘No, I’m thinking about fighting in March or April.”
He added, “Why? Just go straight into the AJ fight. It’s going to be the same timeframe.”
Both Fury and Joshua haven’t boxed in 2020 till now. While Joshua’s upcoming opponent is already official, Fury is nowhere close to appearing inside the ring. However, Fury has teased his return in early 2021. Thus, a fight against Joshua is still relevant.
Talking about it, Hearn said, “[Fury] boxed in February. It’s not like he’s been out and he didn’t box in 2020. Listen, Fury doesn’t want to take a small fight.
“They couldn’t even get the money together to give him a fight in December, so let’s give him plenty of money. Let’s give him the biggest fight.”
He added, “Fury wants to fight AJ, unquestionably, and AJ wants to fight Fury. It’s no conversation to be had until AJ’s hand is raised on December 12. Once that is made, let’s get it on. Let’s give everyone the fight they want and deserve.”
Thus, fight fans can expect a nail-biting heavyweight thriller coming their way. Meanwhile, Kubrat Pulev still poses a threat to Joshua and if he takes away the belt, we might see another hurdle blocking the road to the grand British showdown.