Hearn Is Ready To Negotiate With Fury
Tyson Fury moved closer to his dream all-British world heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua when he was told on Friday that he will get his license back if he passes a medical.
The 29-year-old, who has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to become heavyweight world champion, cleared a hurdle in his battle to fight again after a meeting with the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) on Friday.
“Following (an) interview with Tyson Fury at the BBBC offices earlier today, the suspension of his boxer’s licence will be lifted subject to receipt and clearance of all medical requirements,” a statement read.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is ready to hold talks with Fury.
“It’s great to see him back in the division,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “Anthony Joshua has proven time and time again that he will fight anyone and in his 21st fight, he will have been in two heavyweight unification fights and his fifth world title defense, which is incredible.
“So, if Tyson Fury wants a fight with Anthony Joshua, it is only a phone call away. He likes to tweet about it rather than talk about it, say over a table. He’s an excellent fighter, he’s a great character for the sport of boxing and Joshua against Fury is a huge fight, but we have to deal with what’s available right now, what’s the reality and the reality is we want all the belts.”
“If there is a defense against Tyson Fury, yes please. If he gets his licence, yes please, for British boxing. But rather than tweet about it, we should sit down and try and make the fight. It could happen in the summer. If he wants to go straight into that fight, no problem for Anthony Joshua.”