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Watch: Hearn explains Joshua-Klitschko situation as it stands

Phil Jay 29/09/2016

Lawrence Lustig

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn took to social media on Thursday to assure the boxing public he’s doing all he can to get the Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko fight over the line.

Rumours circulated on Wednesday night that Joshua v Klitschko may well be a done deal in a switch south to London on November 26, although Hearn was quick to quell the whispers on Twitter.

In an Instagram post, a ‘quick update’ was relayed by Hearn who stated talks were ongoing with Klitschko’s representatives in the hope of getting the fight made.

Quick update

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The heavyweight division is wide open at the moment following the decision by Tyson Fury not to fight until 2017, with the WBO, WBA and IBO expected to make a decision regarding the titles soon.

Joshua v Klitschko could potentially be made for at least two of the current top division belts, with the Briton currently in possession of the IBF version and one or both of the WBA/WBO likely to sanction a fight as a unification.

Despite initially wanting a massive fight at Wembley for ‘AJ’ in the summer, Hearn seems determined to take advantage of the opportunity arising from the misfortune of Fury.

Fury has been struggling with mental issues recently and pulled out of two scheduled fights with Klitschko this year.

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