Eddie Hearn Promises Title Fights on the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Undercard

Published 05/18/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Eddie Hearn during the press conference at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


The Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua undisputed fight has been the talk of the sport for a while now. While the focus has been primarily on the main event between the two heavyweight champions, promoter Eddie Hearn has given fans some more good news.

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Reports revealed the incredible amount of money Joshua and Fury would earn from this bout. However, it also revealed that Hearn and Matchroom would have only $5 million for the undercard. Therefore, many suspected a low-profile event. However, Hearn has now addressed this issue.

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The promoter spoke on the DAZN Boxing Show, which Michael Benson was quick to catch onto. The Englishman promised a ‘great undercard’ for the fight. He even claimed there would be several title fights and also cross-promotional bouts.

Thus, based on his comments, it promises to be a blockbuster event. However, Hearn will have to ensure that the undercards are good fights, given the increased PPV price. Although, it will be interesting to see who they have on the undercard and which champions will feature.

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Eddie Hearn may have to change his plans

The comments from Hearn showed they are planning a massive event. Usually, when two big names are fighting on the main event, the undercard is slightly low profile. However, Hearn assured that this would not be the case. Despite this, he may have to change his plans completely.

New developments revealed that Fury may face his old-foe Deontay Wilder before September 15. This could affect the Anthony Joshua fight on August 14. As a result, Joshua may have to face Oleksandr Usyk.

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This would change the dynamic drastically and would not be as lucrative a fight as the Fury event. Therefore, Hearn may have to change his plans for the undercard, unless they find a solution for the Wilder situation.

Fans will hope that the situation gets resolved sooner rather than later.

What do you make of these comments from Eddie Hearn? Do you think he will put on an exciting undercard for the Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua event?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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