By Dan Davies (@DanDavies98)
The two British world heavyweight champions, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, are looking to put their belts and undefeated records on line as they are currently undergoing talks regarding the huge fight. First things first though, they must beat their next opponent this summer. For Joshua, it’s Breazeale. For Fury, it’s Klitschko. We know who’s got the tougher task.
Providing they both come through these fights, Eddie Hearn is confident that the fight will be made for November or December. The British promoter has stated that the Fury vs Joshua fight is his priority to make, even before the David Haye fight. Hearn said, “The main focus for Anthony is to win all the belts in the division so in that respect Tyson Fury is our main priority”.
The WBA super, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine champion, Fury, has been very vocal on Twitter and in interviews about the Joshua fight and claims that he would “flatten” the Watford born star. Hearn is very keen on it as well “That fight can happen in November/December or next spring – I’ve already had some positive discussions with Peter Fury who makes the decisions with Tyson and I honestly believe that’s a fight that can be made over a cup of tea.” Hearn told Boxing News.
I hope this is the case and that the negotiations will be a simple process in order to give the paying fans the fight of the century including two Britons contesting 5 heavyweight championship belts and between them. That gives me goosebumps.
Hearn hasn’t completely banished the Haye fight from his thoughts though, he told Boxing News “David Haye is definitely on the list but nothing he has done since his return has made that fight more appealing,” he remarked. “It’s a fight that’s always there for us and I’m sure one day it will happen but Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury and Wilder, especially with our Showtime deal, are our top priority right now.”