Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn and trainer Peter Fury have been talking openly about the possibility of a clash between exciting young heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Hughie Fury in the summer.
Hearn, who signed Olympic champion Joshua to a professional deal in 2013, mentioned the potential fight to Fury via his Twitter account on Monday afternoon and was bluntly told to ‘get his cheque book out’ by Hughie’s father.
Joshua, 24, is 3-0 since making his debut in October, whilst 19 year-old Fury racked up 12 wins in a busy first nine months in the paid ranks, but Hearn has no qualms in putting the Londoner in with the more experienced, though younger man.
“Two exciting prospects. Let’s see how it plays out” – said Hearn in response, which then promoted Fury to state: “Sure, make your move,” as followers of the pair also gave their eager opinion on the fight.
“Both are great for British and Irish boxing. The fight should be for a world title down the line, but whatever, we will fight if the price if right!” concluded Fury.
At this point in time it doesn’t seem like a fight that will make it to the ring in 2014, although shows Hearn has confidence to step Joshua up after three impressive knockouts at the beginning of his career.
Come the summertime, Fury may well be looking at a British title fight as his step-up to higher levels begins, although Joshua may just be a small step behind as Hughie makes his way through the division.
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