If Wilder KO’s Fury, Joshua Fight Won’t Happen
While his fighter prepares for Alexander Povetkin, Eddie Hearn handed down a warning to Tyson Fury regarding a potential fight with Anthony Joshua.
Fury is set to face Deontay Wilder in December for Wilder’s WBC world heavyweight championship, but if the “Gypsy King” is unable to topple the Alabama native, he will never get a chance to face Anthony Joshua.
And Hearn has laid a challenge to Wilder and his team, claiming that they need to come to the table to sign a deal for a unification fight in April against Joshua at Wembley Stadium.
“If Fury gets beat, he’s done,” Hearn told reporters on Thursday. “If Fury gets knocked out in that fight, the AJ fight will never happen.”
“From a promoter’s perspective I love the (Joshua-Fury) fight and it makes an AJ-Wilder fight twice the size in America and Wilder will get a bigger slice of the pie if he wins. We’re fine with that.
“But the weird thing from our side is that we have to make a decision for April fairly soon after our fight.”
Hearn made it clear this week that if Wilder-Fury happens in December, Joshua will need to have an opponent finalized before then due to potential mandatory opponents.
“But if they are going December 1,” Hearn claimed. “We will definitely know our next opponent before December 1. We can’t wait because of all the mandatory situations.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene