By Niall Doran
There has been some interesting news emerge in the world of both UK and global heavyweight boxing this morning. Today Eddie Hearn in his column for the Daily Mail has eluded to a fight between undefeated heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could very well be on the cards for next summer, provided Joshua gets past American Kevin Johnson on January 31st in the new year “We are moving towards the inevitable, which is a fight with Fury and the other top domestic fighters. It’s going to be great times for British boxing” said Hearn.
He went on to mention “People ask if AJ is ready to fight Fury but, to be honest, is Fury ready to fight AJ? I believe this is a fight that will bring both men to new levels in terms of financial rewards. It’s a numbers game and these numbers add up”.
TIME SCALES FOR SUMMER MIGHT NOT WORK
This will be music to many boxing fans’ ears no doubt, as the heavyweight division could really do with a fight like this on the domestic scene in the UK and Ireland. With Fury now in a mandatory position for a shot at Wladimir Klitschko, it will be interesting to see from a timing perspective how the above fight might work out next summer. I know Klitschko has one more mandatory to get out of the way before he is mandated to fight Tyson and it has also been revealed Fury will be boxing again in February before a potential world title shot, so in the theory after that he would be in the running to fight for the world title next summer – thus clashing with the above fight next summer.
However, as we all know boxing is a funny old game where dates can often be flexible. Both men first of all will need to continue winning to make this fight a reality. I’d imagine the world title is Fury’s immediate goal but who’s to say if he won the world title he couldn’t have his first defense against Anthony Joshua? It would be massive!
CERTAINLY A POSSIBILITY FOR LATE 2015
Hearn obviously has a lot of confidence in his fighter and rightly so, he’s looked sublime in his first year as a professional racking up ten victories all inside the distance. I think it’s important for people to remember that he has only had the ten professional fights thus far and even though he won Olympic gold, he didn’t exactly have a lot of fights as an amateur either. He seems to be making up for lost time and experience though with incredible learning speed and improvements from fight to fight. No doubt Eddie’s comments this morning will stir up a lot of debate between both fighter’s perspective fan bases.
I for one hope this mega match comes to fruition in 2015!
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