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Hearn: Unfortunately, I Think Wilder is Going To Beat Fury

Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, would like to see Tyson Fury win his upcoming rematch with Deontay Wilder - but he believes the champion will likely come out on top. (photo by Ryan Hafey)

Fury will challenge Wilder for the WBC world title on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Hearn would like to match Joshua against the winner in the near future.

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Hearn believes Fury would be the easier road to a unification fight against Joshua.

He does not believe Wilder is up for a Joshua fight - based on statements that were made in a recent interview.

“He said [Joshua] hardly won his titles back [from Andy Ruiz]?,” Hearn said to IFL TV.

“This is a guy who, for years and years, has failed to fight Anthony Joshua. Now he’s doing it again. This is why Tyson’s got to get the win. We can make that [fight] happen. Tyson Fury would fight Anthony Joshua, no problem.

“It’s a quick conversation between me, Bob Arum and MTK, and it gets done instantly. Wilder is just on another planet. Unfortunately, I think Wilder is going to win the fight.

"Of course I want Fury to win, because he’s a Brit. Plus, it gives us that much easier chance of making the big fight, because he would fight him. If Wilder wins this fight, he’ll be under so much pressure to fight Joshua, but everyone can see what we’re up against from those comments. To say Joshua isn’t in the picture is just crazy, it’s weird.”

Joshua has a mandatory defense coming up against the IBF's top rated contender, Kubrat Pulev. Beyond that, he might have to face the WBO's top man, Oleksandr Usyk.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jkp on 02-15-2020

[QUOTE=Slimpack;20391150]Joshua don't have boxing ability? Lol... I'm short of words. Nobody will argue that Fury is the most skilled of the top three HWs but saying AJ doesn't have boxing ability is unforgivable. Of the top HWs, Joshua made the…

Comment by Slimpack on 02-15-2020

[QUOTE=Jkp;20388128]AJ doesnt have any natural boxing ability. As Ruiz showed in first fight hes too stiff and predictable. He managed to out box a short blob of a fighter, by running scared around a 22 foot extra large ring. Thats…

Comment by Oshio on 02-14-2020

This is the HW division. Anybody can KO anybody.

Comment by Cool Scant on 02-14-2020

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;20387116]Wilder, Charlo, Spence etc can't accept the fights even if they wanted to. [IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] don’t get caught slipping sweetheart

Comment by Jkp on 02-14-2020

[QUOTE=Slimpack;20388146]You don't lead by a wide margin in cards by running. You don't change your style within six months if you ain't good & you don't hold three world titles for nothing! You obviously hate the man, so I don't…

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