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Hearn: Joshua-Fury Can Be Done in Two Minute Call With Arum, MTK

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, believes a deal to fight Tyson Fury could made reached in "a two-minute call" with Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum and management company MTK Global.

Joshua and Hearn will be very interested observers in the upcoming rematch between Wilder and Fury, which takes place on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Joshua is scheduled to make a mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev in the summer, with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium likely to host. And then he may be obligated to make a mandatory defense under the WBO against Oleksandr Usyk.


Hearn believes a deal with Wilder would be far more difficult to achieve.

Because he views Fury as the easier road for a full division unification, Hearn is crossing his fingers that Fury wins.

However, the loser of the rematch has the contractual option to activate an immediate trilogy fight.

"Wilder said he has no interest in Joshua, and Joshua is irrelevant. That is baffling," Joshua's promoter Hearn told Sky Sports.

"That's why I want Fury to win because I know he's up for it! One phone call with me, [Fury's US-based promoter] Bob Arum and [Fury's management] MTK. AJ wants to fight Fury, Fury wants to fight AJ. It's a two-minute call with MTK and Bob Arum, done deal.

"But I'm not sure who will win [Wilder vs Fury 2]. The comments worry me that we're in the same position. The winner of that fight will be under so much pressure to fight Joshua that, this time, it will be unavoidable.

"The curveball is in terms of; those guys are preparing for their [third fight] and we have an opportunity in place that we can present to the winner to move them away from [a third fight]. If the loser wants [a third fight] then we're tied."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Curt Henning on 02-14-2020

[QUOTE=Oshio;20389014]Sincerely, if you were a boxer, who would you like to manage you, Eddie or others? Let's put a stop to the hypocrisy. Everyone here needs more money[/QUOTE] yeah but not everyone is a british gold medalist who won their…

Comment by Oshio on 02-14-2020

Sincerely, if you were a boxer, who would you like to manage you, Eddie or others? Let's put a stop to the hypocrisy. Everyone here needs more money

Comment by Scipio2009 on 02-14-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20387418]Wilder doesn’t get credit for others wins ,sorry he can avoid the other guys all he wants and that’s why his best win was a guy having the bell save him and that guys best win was 3 years after…

Comment by REDEEMER on 02-13-2020

[QUOTE=Zelda;20386872]Yes...anything that Eddie Hearn or AJ has touched is not an issue. Anything to do with PBC or Wilder is an issue. And people say Wilder's fans are delusional. Nobody is saying Klitschko fight was irrelevant but at least call…

Comment by REDEEMER on 02-13-2020

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;20386841]Joshua got clipped by Ruiz Jr, got clipped by Klitschko (two years after Klitschko looked finished in his BS fight with Fury), and got clipped by Whyte too. If you want to hang your hat on Joshua putting Wilder out…

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