Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua ‘has to Happen this Year,’ says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, says a unification combat between his fighter and Tyson Fury “has to happen this yr” after the latter produced a lovely efficiency to dethrone Deontay Wilder.

In a much-expected rematch in Las Vegas, Fury knocked the up to now undefeated Wilder down two times and received by way of TKO in the 7th round while the American’s nook threw within the towel.

Fury now holds the WBC heavyweight strap, just over 4 years after he sensationally beat Wladimir Klitschko to turn out to be an international champion for the primary time.

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the opposite major belts in the department belong to Joshua, who avenged his disappointed loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in December, and Hearn feels the 2 Britons should now meet in 2020.

Responding to a Twitter consumer who wrote, “No Longer a possibility Eddie Hearn is letting Joshua any place near Tyson now,” the promoter replied: “after all i am! And AJ desires it bad..this combat is gonna and has to happen this 12 months!”

Ofcourse i’m! And AJ desires it bad..this combat is gonna and has to occur this 12 months!

Wilder now has 30 days to demand a 3rd fight with Fury through a rematch clause, even supposing the one-sided nature of Saturday’s bout would seem to scale back the possibilities of the two meeting again.

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In a practice-up tweet, Hearn steered Joshua now represented a much more attractive option for Fury, given the winner might develop into the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

“no use for a 3rd let’s move instantly to it in the Summer Time! #undisputed,” wrote Hearn, even as DAZN U.S.’s Twitter account shared a mocked-up image of Fury and Joshua together within the ring.

Experiences in latest weeks have suggested Joshua will go back to the hoop in June towards Kubrat Pulev in a mandatory title protection.

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