Eddie Hearn: I Believe Anthony Joshua Will Demolish Tyson Fury
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn believes Anthony Joshua will achieve his goal of demolishing Tyson Fury.
August 14 is the likely date for Joshua vs. Fury. The two will be colliding to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion. Joshua is the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Champion, while Fury holds the WBC and The Ring gold.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Hearn said he feels Joshua’s plan to demolish Fury will come to fruition.
“You will get a different AJ in this build-up. He’s excited because he’s never really, apart from the Dillian Whyte fight, been in a trash-talk environment. He will enjoy it. AJ has got the bit between his teeth, goading him a bit. I’m sure these two DM each other, goading each other. I get DMs from Fury – sometimes pleasant, sometimes unpleasant!’
“When the announcement comes and the press conferences start, the pleasantries will go away and it will become personal. It doesn’t matter who respects who. Both sides are desperate to win because this is everything. There are no fun and games. It’s ‘them and us’. AJ will go to war with Fury. He has plans to absolutely demolish him. That’s what I believe he will do. In the meantime, we will go through the build-up, which will be a lot of fun, before the biggest event of 2021.”
Joshua was last seen in action back in December. He successfully defended his titles by knocking out Kubrat Pulev. Fury scored a TKO victory over Deontay Wilder in his most recent outing back in February 2020.