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Joshua,Usyk fight to happen this year- promoter Hearn

Anthony Joshua promoter, Eddie Hear has once again discussed the possibility of the fight between his client and Tyson Fury.

The all-time British bout has always been the talk of the headline with several talks around it not falling through.

The latest of it all was the failure of paper work late last year after Joshua’s defeat to Usyk.

Speaking with BBC Sport, Eddie Hearn revealed that the fight could scale through in  the event that Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson’s don’t get made.

“I’m happy to make Joshua and Fury right now for the summer, whether Fury wins or loses against Usyk,.

“If the Usyk fight doesn’t get made, our message to team Fury is that we’ll make the fight now, for straight after the Franklin fight.

“Whatever way Tyson Fury wants to look at it, the fight with AJ will give him the pay day he wants. He wants to make as much money as possible, and rightfully so, he’s a fantastic fighter.

“The fight with AJ breaks all records. I understand their focus is to make the Usyk fight, but we’re ready if they want AJ.”

Hearn also believes that the absence of Joshua has negated the attempts of Fury-Usyk’s fight to secure backing from the Middle East as the Wembley stadium now stands tall to host the bout which was initially scheduled for Saudi Arabia.

“They’ve obviously gone to the Middle East to get that money, failed because Anthony Joshua is not involved in that fight, and now they’ve gone to Wembley,” Hearn added.

“I don’t know how they get the numbers that Fury will demand for that fight, but if they can, brilliant. Hopefully for boxing it gets made because any time there’s an undisputed clash it’s great for the sport.

“It doesn’t matter if they failed in their attempt to secure a big Middle East fight or whatever has happened, it’s tremendous for British boxing if it does come home”.


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