Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants a heavyweight unification fight with Tyson Fury this year, after Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas to become two-time world champion.
Fury interrupted Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight champion in seven rounds in his rematch on Saturday.
Fourteen months after his dramatic draw by split decision, Fury dominated the American – who had blood dripping from both his left ear and dripping from his mouth when referee Kenny Bayless interrupted when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.
“The king has returned to the top of the throne,” said Fury, who had knocked Wilder down in the third and fifth rounds, while remaining undefeated, while handing Wilder the first defeat of his life/career.
The question is, what next? Will there be a Wilder-Fury part three or a historic meeting with Joshua?
Fury and Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Hearn, expect Wilder, who has a re-match clause, to ask for a third fight, but Hearn is impatient to stage “the greatest fight in the history of the sport”.
“There is no need for a third-party, let’s get down to business in the summer!” tweeted the prosecutor.
Anthony Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles after winning his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr late last year and Hearn believes the two now have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a unification fight happen.
“What time for British boxing,” Hearn said on TalkSport radio. “Having a heavyweight world champion would be great, but having two with all the belts, we will never see him again.
“I said and I will make this clear, we have to make this fight happen. We will never have a chance for two Britons to fight for an undisputed heavyweight world championship.
“I promise that we will do everything we can to make this fight happen.”
Joshua looking forward to the Fury fight
Hearn said Joshua, 30, was looking forward to entering the ring with Fury, 31, and would not be scared despite watching Wilder’s demolition.
“I already talked to AJ, he wants this fight,” added Hearn. “He is not afraid to fight Tyson Fury and wants to be indisputable.
“Every country in the world will try to face this struggle – for me, it must happen in the UK. First things first, let’s start the fight. “
Former British heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis, who was in Las Vegas, said that Fury “solved the puzzle that was Wilder”.
“Congratulations to Tyson Fury on a big win and on his way to the WBC & Ring Heavyweight strips,” he tweeted. “Once again you looked great. @BronzeBomber (Deontay Wilder) keep your head up and learn from it. “
Frank Bruno of Great Britain, who won the WBC heavyweight title in 1995, tweeted: “So proud of what this man has achieved in recent years. What an achievement! Once again, he goes to the lions’ den, never warms a man. I love this WBC belt and I love that Fury is the keeper. Congratulations boss.
Former British middleweight world champion Glenn McCrory believes that Fury is struggling to be considered one of the best of all time.
McCrory said on TalkSport: “A while ago I said, and they laughed, that in the coming years Tyson Fury will be remembered in the same way as Muhammad Ali and he is on his way.
“People said I was stupid, but there is nothing like the Gypsy king.”