‘Everybody wants to make Fury-Joshua – I mean, like, everybody’: Eddie Hearn reveals he has had a ‘good chat’ with Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum over huge all-British unification fight
- Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas and is now the heavyweight to beat
- A third fight with Wilder is set to happen but Eddie Hearn wants Fury-Joshua
- Anthony Joshua’s promoter says he has held talks with Bob Arum this week
- A massive all-British heavyweight unification bout could happen this year
Eddie Hearn has continued to talk up a huge all-British unification bout between his fighter Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after revealing he had a ‘good chat’ with rival promoter Bob Arum.
Asked for an update by iFL TV, Joshua’s promoter said: ‘I had a good chat with Bob Arum last night. Everybody wants to make Fury-Joshua. I mean, like, everybody.
Eddie Hearn says that ‘everybody’ wants to see Tyson Fury fight Anthony Joshua this year
Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch last time out, while Fury has just beaten Deontay Wilder
‘You’ve got to understand these people… I mean, I like a pound note but these guys are savages. So they’re sniffing just money everywhere.
‘So the strategy is, let’s get [Kubrat] Pulev wrapped up and signed and if over the next couple of weeks there’s a move – where someone can wait, someone can have a few quid – we would love nothing more than to go into Fury in June or July.’
Fury and Wilder look set to go head-to-head for a third time after the American confirmed he will invoke his rematch clause, but Hearn insists that isn’t what the public wants and urged them to ‘get it done’ soon.
‘No-one wants to see Wilder-Fury III, but we understand he’s got a rematch clause. If it has to happen it happens, but don’t string it out until October/November. Get it done in June/July. So we’ll see.’
Fury celebrates in the ring in Las Vegas after beating Wilder by TKO in the seventh round