Hearn Wants To Work With Fury In 2018
Eddie Hearn has sketched out an idea of what he’d like to see from Tyson Fury as he returns to boxing in 2018.
Fury accepted a backdated two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), which expired on December 12th, which set in motion Fury being able to gain a boxing license.
UKAD claimed that Fury tested positive for a banned substance in early 2015. As part of that agreement, his TKO win over Christian Hammer was changed to a no-contest.
Fury’s return will not be complete until the British Boxing Board of Control renews his boxing license, which will be decided during the board’s January meeting.
Hearn is keen to work with the former champion and has Dillian Whyte in mind as a first challenger.
If Fury is able to bring down Whyte, then Hearn wants to see Tony Bellew take on the “Gypsy king.” Bellew is slated to face David Haye on May 5th, in a rematch of their clash in early 2017. If Fury is able to beat both Bellew and Whyte, then Hearn sees an end of the year fight with IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua.
“The good news is he’s now served his ban. It looks almost inevitable that we’ll see him return to boxing, which is great for the sport. We’ve got three fights for him. He can fight Dillian Whyte on the comeback, then Tony Bellew and then he can have Anthony Joshua,” Hearn said.
“Team Joshua are over the moon because we want as many contenders as possible and we want the biggest fights, and Tyson Fury has to go down on that list.”
“Tyson knows he has to come back in a fight or two, but we’re ready and waiting. We’ve had a couple of texts backwards and forwards about his idea of how a deal should work. He wants a lot more than a 50/50 split, he’s already told me. Certainly that’s a fight that’s on everybody’s minds right now.”
Hearn also commented on a recent video that Fury posted on social media, where he hurled a few explatives at Hearn’s way.
“I’ve got a strange relationship with Tyson Fury. When I see him we have a really nice time together and I almost think he likes me. Then I looked at his Instagram and he’s telling me otherwise. But politics aside, I think everyone knows that fight’s got to happen,” Hearn said.