Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn believes a fight with Tyson Fury will happen regardless of whether or not he beats Oleksandr Usyk next month


Joshua squares off against Usyk for a second time on August 20 at the King Abdullah Sport City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in a fight many are claiming will set up an undisputed unification bout between the winner and Fury.

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‘The Gypsy King’ retired from professional boxing in April but has regularly teased the idea of stepping back into the ring for an opportunity to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion of the four-belt era.

The majority of the talk from Fury has been about an all-British showdown with ‘AJ’ but Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has told Express Sport that he is ‘just as likely’ to face the Ukrainian.

There has been a lot of pressure heaped on Joshua to win the rematch in order to set up the most-anticipated fight in British boxing. But Hearn remains confident that it will happen regardless.

Joshua rematches Usyk on August 20

“The question I get asked the most is, ‘When is AJ going to fight Tyson Fury?’ Honestly, Joshua could have skipped this fight and fought Tyson Fury. That fight is always going to be the biggest in boxing, isn’t it? He doesn’t want to; he wants to win his belts back,” Hearn told iFL TV.



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