‘AJ vs Fury Edges Closer,’ Confirms Eddie Hearn

AJ and Fury could fight sooner

Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that a fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has edged closer.

Speaking to ESPN, Hearn (Joshua’s promoter) revealed that talks between the boxers’ management teams have already begun with a showdown between the two imminent.

We’re talking to MTK about where that fight would take place. We’ve had a number of approaches from territories to stage that fight. So the only discussions at the moment are where this fight takes place – and we don’t even know when this fight could take place.

A showdown between AJ and Fury is one that the boxing world is eagerly awaiting for.

Both fighters have expressed a desire to battle and crown a Unified Heavyweight Champion.

Last month, AJ called out Fury for a fight to determine who the ‘dominant heavyweight champion of the world’ is.

AJ, who holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO belts, called out his British compatriot for a fight to crown a Unified Heavyweight Champion.

Fury won the WBC Heavyweight Champion in Las Vegas in February when he outboxed and floored Deontay Wilder twice before the fight was stopped in the seventh round when the American’s trainer threw in the towel.

The Gypsy King won the WBC Heavyweight Champion in Las Vegas back in February 

Joshua reclaimed the IBF, WBA and WBO when he produced a master class boxing spectacle in Saudi Arabia in December last year.

Eddie Hearn is hopeful that a clash between Joshua and Fury may happen next year

Hearn further revealed that the mega-fight between the pair would be more likely to gather pace quicker next year, given that boxing expects to be short on finances after taking a hit from coronavirus.

It is understood that mandatory challengers Kubrat Pulev and Wilder, who are set to face Joshua and Fury respectively next, remain unwilling to give up their fights despite the mass disruption to the boxing calendar.