Eddie Hearn on the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury Situation: ‘It’s Probably My Fault’

Published 05/08/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Eddie Hearn attends a press conference at Bramall Lane on February 6, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Wilson/MB Media/Getty Images)


The high-voltage collision between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has been in the works for quite some time. After much rigmarole, the fight between the British warriors got official as they signed the dotted line to face each other. However, there have been hardly any updates on this fight’s progress ever since then.

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Recently, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, was in an interview with FightHype, he was asked about the probabilities of Joshua facing Fury next. He asserted that ‘AJ’ will 100% confront ‘The Gypsy King’ next.

Hearn continued on this fight’s progress and said, “Because it’s such a huge deal obviously there’s a long process it has to go through.

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“There are 4-5 lawyers. So it’s probably my fault because I told everyone it was done like 2 weeks ago but for me, yeah standby.”

Subsequently, in the interview, Hearn admitted that it might have been his fault to give the Fury vs Joshua fight as the official tag. He believes there’s a lot to be done in terms of contracts and more. And for that, it might take a while.

The world wants to see this undisputed heavyweight collision. And both Joshua and Fury’s promotion teams are working day and night to roll out this fight in the most sensational fashion.

The tentative locations and dates for this fight are yet not clear. But in the past, Hearn was very clear that he’s keen on staging this fight around June.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- The biggest heavyweight fight until now?

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There have been countless heavyweight clashes in the boxing universe. But the Joshua vs Fury fight holds a different amount of significance altogether. In this fight, Tyson Fury will put his undefeated record to the test against Anthony Joshua.

Both of them have a string of wins behind them, making this the ideal time for them to butt heads. Moreover, a cosmic rivalry between the two just adds to the hype of this contest.

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Fans are desperately waiting to see the duo settle the debate of the best heavyweight on the planet. And it’ll be interesting to see how things get aligned for Fury and Joshua to face each other.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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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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