According to Eddie Hearn, the highly anticipated showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, often referred to as the “Battle of Britain,” is within grasp.
While previous attempts to arrange the fight have faltered, Hearn believes that Joshua’s potential bout against Deontay Wilder could serve as a stepping stone towards the ultimate clash with Fury.
The renowned promoter expressed his conviction, stating that if Anthony were to face Wilder and emerge victorious, it would elevate the Joshua vs. Fury bout to the status of the biggest fight in boxing history.
Eddie Hearn: "If Anthony Joshua fights Deontay Wilder and beats him, it makes the AJ vs Tyson Fury fight the biggest fight of all time."
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 17, 2023
Hearn has been deeply engrossed in negotiations to secure a December showdown between Joshua, aged 33, and Wilder, aged 37, with Saudi Arabia emerging as the favored host.
Simultaneously, boxing authorities in the Middle East have expressed interest in staging a clash between Fury, aged 34, and Oleksandr Usyk, aged 36, on the same momentous night. The prospect of such a heavyweight bonanza has captured the imagination of fans around the world.
Regardless of the outcome, Eddie remains resolute that Joshua’s trajectory will lead him to face Wilder. The determination to make this fight a reality underscores Hearn’s unwavering commitment to delivering sensational matchups that captivate the boxing community.
As the negotiations unfold continue to unfold, fans eagerly anticipate the prospect of witnessing these extraordinary battles that could shape the future of the heavyweight division.
Anthony Joshua ready to set the stage on fire
AJ told Stamina for Sale: “The situation is, Saudi Arabia would like to do Fury against Usyk, AJ against Wilder on the same night. I went out there two weeks ago, they’re deadly serious, I’ve done two big fights with them before, I know they deliver. As I understand it, they’ve been doing their own negotiations with Deontay Wilder, which has gone very well.”
Usyk has been in talks for about a year now since he fought Anthony in Saudi Arabia, and they have a general idea of the financial terms based on the previous fights against Andy Ruiz and Oleksandr in the same location.
“On the other hand, the situation with Fury is a separate matter that doesn’t concern me. My primary focus is finalizing the deal for AJ versus Wilder. Even if they can’t reach agreements with Usyk and Fury, they will still proceed with Anthony against Wilder,” he added.
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