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Hearn: Joshua Would Embrace Underdog Role in Fury Fight

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, WBO, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, would love to stage the unification with Tyson Fury in London.

But, he realizes that contest may very well head to another country. There could be a possibility where something is worked out that sends a rematch to Wembley Stadium.

“In an ideal world, everyone would say it’s a London fight,” says Hearn to Evening Standard. “If it comes in December, January or February, you can’t really do it in London. So, you’d have the first one in the Middle East, or maybe the States, and the second at Wembley. Or, if the first fight gets delayed until the summer, then Wembley first.”


A fight between Joshua and Fury is not possible until 2021.

Joshua has to face mandatory contender Kubrat Pulev on a tentative date in July, while Fury is going to collide with Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight on a date in October.

Should both champions win, they would then fall in line to face each other, with most oddsmakers siding with Fury as the favorite to win. 

“Most bookies give Fury the edge,” Hearn said. “That’s great for Joshua, as he’s spent his whole career with everyone assuming he would win. Now he’s the underdog — and he loves that.”

At the moment, boxing is on the shelf due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. When boxing is given the green light to return in the UK, Hearn believes the biggest stars in the various regions will have to be back in action in major events.

“We’ll need flagbearers to say Britain’s back and you need iconic British events — and Joshua has become an event,” Hearn said. “He’ll enable boxing and Britain to come back with a bang.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Oshio on 04-11-2020

This fight should happen sometimes in 2021 in the United States, not the Middle East. Imagine the two British boxers unifying the HW division while Americans watch... What could be more torturing? Wilder will seat there yoo

Comment by Bunch Pag on 04-10-2020

So there's already talk of more than one fight? Lost interest already......

Comment by Apollo7 on 04-10-2020

[QUOTE=DaNeutral.;20506405]Lol at the hate (jealousy) for Hearn and Joshua. It's so sweet.[/QUOTE] It really is ridiculous. Boxing has some of the most pathetically immature fans. Joshua probably will enjoy being underdog as it means less pressure, it doesn't matter so…

Comment by EDDIE SPERM on 04-09-2020

Watch Cum Bucket's man lose to another obese fighter LMAO

Comment by pollywog on 04-09-2020

[QUOTE=DaNeutral.;20506405]Lol at the hate (jealousy) for Hearn and Joshua. It's so sweet.[/QUOTE] No hate, no jealousy here. Just a grudging admiration for the audacity to assume.

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