Hearn Wants Joshua-Fury In 2018
Promoter Eddie Hearn is imploring Tyson Fury to get back in the gym, and get himself in order for a ring return.
Fury has been out of the ring for two years, when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to win the IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO world titles. And now those titles are held by Anthony Joshua stopped Klitschko back in April to unify the WBA, IBO, IBF belts.
How did Joshua defeat Klitschko for belts that Klitschko lost to Fury?
Well, the aforementioned two year hiatus is due to a failed drug test in 2015 and a lose of his boxing license by the British boxing board.
The other fight in Joshua’s future is against WBC champion Deontay Wilder, which Hearn is less interested in because of the lack of star power Wilder holds worldwide.
“You talk about AJ versus [Deontay] Wilder but it’s nowhere as big as AJ against Fury. That is a fight that can be built into something huge. Two completely different characters, two completely different styles, two undefeated heavyweights, two unified champions. An incredible match up,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“But Tyson needs to get back on the horse, and show the British public he’s still serious, show the British public that he is here and back in the game. But, that doesn’t come on social media it comes from being in the gym and getting through the ropes.
“We would like to help him clear up his stuff with UKAD and start building a schedule that will lead to Anthony Joshua. AJ has told me 100 percent that he has no problem with the Fury fight. He wants to give the public the biggest fights out there and nothing comes bigger than Joshua v Fury, so we are going to sit down with AJ and Tyson Fury, and try and build a plan to give what will be unquestionably the biggest fight British boxing history has ever seen.”