“Let’s Do the Right Thing” – Eddie Hearn Reveals Another Opponent for Tyson Fury Alongside Anthony Joshua

Published 07/08/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter speaks to the media during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


The WBC heavyweight champ, Tyson Fury, is all set to defend his strap against his bitter rival, Deontay Wilder. Earlier he was ready to challenge his compatriot, Anthony Joshua, for all the titles on the line. But because of some external factors, this fight failed to materialize.

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This entire anecdote left Joshua and his promoter disheartened, as they eagerly waited for this collision. But now that Fury has moved on to fight Wilder, the Matchroom boss, Eddie Hearn, has yet another opponent for ‘The Gypsy King’- the WBC interim heavyweight champ, Dillian Whyte.

Speaking on the DAZN Boxing Show, he said, “If Tyson Fury wants another fight in between, let’s do the right thing and give the fight to the mandatory challenger, which is Dillian Whyte.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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Fury will battle ‘The Bronze Bomber’ on July 24th, and post that, he’ll be free to take any and everyone on. ‘The Gypsy King’ has a powerful urge to face ‘AJ’ for all the titles on the line. But the latter himself has a fight lined up for September 25th against Oleksandr Usyk.

Citing that, Hearn feels until Joshua finishes up his contest with the Ukrainian boxer, Tyson Fury should take on one more fight against ‘The Body Snatcher’.

This will fulfill Dillian Whyte’s ultimate wish to fight for the world title. Whereas, it’ll help Fury to check his prowess against a noteworthy opponent in Whyte.

Should Tyson Fury take on Dillian Whyte after Deontay Wilder?

Fury is eager to pull off a thriller against the Alabama native on July 24th. If he walks over Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ will only look ahead to fighting for the undisputed title.

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HYDE, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Tyson Fury trains during a media workout at Hatton Health & Fitness on July 31, 2018 in Hyde, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

That said, he might not take up a short notice fight against Dillian Whyte as it may jeopardize his shot at glory. The heavyweight division is in a complete mess right now and the next few months will be extremely vital to see how things shape up.

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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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