Eddie Hearn on heavyweight triple: AJ no problem but six parts need to fall into place

Anthony Joshua Heavyweights

Lawrence Lustig

Three massive top division battles are pencilled in for November or December as Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn begins the groundwork for a huge night of boxing in the UK calendar.

Hearn hopes to put together Joseph Parker v David Price and Dereck Chisora v Dillian Whyte as double back-up to Anthony Joshua’s next title defence, potentially against Bulgarian bruiser Kubrat Pulev.

An agreement of terms for all three fights is still a long way off and Hearn admits that if one or two of the boxers touted to participate back out, the card for Joshua’s next fight could look a lot different.

“Everything makes sense at the moment but for all of it to fall into place, so much needs to happen,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“There are two parts to every fight. Those three fights, that’s six parts that have to fall into place and that’s six fighters accepting the terms. We’ve got six hurdles to overcome and so far, Joshua’s the only one who’s not a problem. He’ll fight anyone.

“One of the keys is though, if none of these fights happen, then we will go straight for Parker. Let’s say all of them don’t want to do it and Pulev doesn’t want to do it, we can’t do it Parker against Price because we’d need to do AJ against Parker,” he explained.

Joshua will be putting his belt up for grabs once again following a crushing win over Dominic Breazeale over the summer as Hearn pushing towards a massive unification for the Londoner in 2017.