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Eddie Hearn admits Fury vs AJ won’t happen, could be Whyte or Wilder

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Promoter Eddie Hearn has admitted that a fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is unlikely to happen due to interim fights.

Dillian Whyte or Deontay Wilder, both of whom face Fury before any potential Joshua battle, could upset the applecart, says Hearn.

After the official Matchroom’s Fight Camp announcement, JD Sports hosted a live Q&A with Hearn to discuss the topic.

During the Q&A, Eddie discussed the undisputed fight and Whyte’s pending WBC title shot.

Whyte has been the mandatory WBC title challenger since last July; he’s due to face Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom’s HQ during Fight Camp.

The Londoner has even launched a challenge against the WBC over his title shot being repeatedly delayed and pushed back to February 2021.

“It’s tough as the world wants to see the undisputed fight. But everybody wants to see Dillian Whyte get what he deserves, which is a shot at the world heavyweight title,” said Eddie to JD Sports,

“For me, it’s almost like Dillian should take priority over Anthony Joshua and Fury. He deserves that fight.

“Dillian has been told that fight must happen by February 21, and we’ll be doing everything we can to deliver that”.


Eddie talked about the highly-anticipated undisputed fight, saying: “I believe that the undisputed fight will happen next year with Anthony Joshua.

“But listen, maybe it’s with Dillian Whyte; perhaps it’s against Deontay Wilder. You could not rule anything out in this world, especially in heavyweight boxing.

“But you know, we are 100% committed to ensuring Dillian Whyte gets what he deserves. He should be commended time and time again because he’s the one that’s ready to fight.”

Despite pondering whether Whyte or Wilder could defeat Fury, Eddie Hearn failed to mention that Kubat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk could beat AJk.

Both are ordered to be in the ring with Joshua in his next two fights, and either could easily take away the Matchroom star’s belts.

The Eddie Hearn Fight Campwillo starts on August 1st and will consist of four fight weeks, withfive5 fights per show. It ends with the Whyte v.s Povetkin on August 22nd.

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