Eddie Hearn reveals he has had a ‘good chat’ with Tyson Fury’s promoter Bon Arum over Joshua clash

‘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.

Fury is the man of the moment after beating Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas last weekend, and Hearn now says ‘everyone’ wants to make Fury-Joshua happen. 

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

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

Fury celebrates in the ring in Las Vegas after beating Wilder by TKO in the seventh round

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