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Hearn: Disappointing if Joshua Doesn't Get Wilder or Fury Next

Anthony Joshua will fight both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury at some stage, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Wilder and Fury fought out a dramatic and contentious draw in their WBC heavyweight title bout at Staples Center in Los Angeles at the start of the month.

Fury was down twice, but it was felt that he won the majority of the rounds - leading to scores of 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 for the draw.

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Joshua (22-0) is the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion, and it has been suggested previously the Brit will face either Wilder or Fury.

Hearn said the 29-year-old wanted to eventually face both men, but his first target is Wilder.

Joshua is scheduled to return on April 13th at Wembley Stadium in London - and Hearn wants either Wilder or Fury to be in the opposite corner.

"I will be disappointed if we don't get Fury or Wilder next. The focus is Wilder, but, if we can't get him, we will go for Fury," he told The Mirror.

"Those two fights will happen. AJ wants those fights now, and so do the fans, but he has five or six years left in boxing for them to happen.

"The bigger money fight is Wilder, but, for AJ, it's about legacy and becoming undisputed champion. There's more demand for Joshua-Wilder, but I don't think fans will be disappointed with Joshua-Fury."

Wilder and Fury are expected to meet again in 2019, with their negotiations expected to begin in the coming days.

The obvious frontrunner to face Joshua is the winner of the upcoming rematch between British heavyweight rivals Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora. Whyte is the favorite to win and lost to Joshua by way of a seventh round knockout in a memorable fight back in the fall of 2015.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Biolink on 12-15-2018

This guy before the fight said he didn't see Fury as an option because he was boring. Now they're on a PR tear to justify Joshua-Whyte 2. It really makes you appreciate how good Bob mastered BS'ing.

Comment by BigStomps on 12-15-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19356007]Will someone get this dude a man before he blows. I don't think he can take it any more.[/QUOTE] 😆 You little punk hoe!

Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-14-2018

[QUOTE=BigStomps;19355997]You lying fuccing hoe! I don't believe you! You playing hard to get high?? 🤔🤔[/QUOTE] Will someone get this dude a man before he blows. I don't think he can take it any more.

Comment by BigStomps on 12-14-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19355807]Damn you're thirsty. You're having fantasies about me coming to your house and blowing you aren't you. You can hardly contain yourself. but sorry, no can do. You're not my type.[/QUOTE] You lying fuccing hoe! I don't believe you! You…

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