Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have been pitted against one another by many fans already, with some having their opinions on why Joshua would win and vice versa. After Joshua’s win of the IBF heavyweight title against Charles Martin on Saturday night, a potential clash of dates for his and Tyson Fury’s next fights emerged.
July 9th has been penciled officially as the date in Manchester on BoxNation when Tyson Fury will full his rematch obligation to previous undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, but it appears Fury’s nearest UK heavyweight rival’s team were and might still be planning to fight on the same night.
Speaking after the fight in the post-fight press conference Saturday night, Joshua’s promoted Eddie Hearn revealed that in fact July 9th was the date they were previously planning behind the scenes for Joshua to fight at none other than Wembley Stadium:
“Probably the 9th but we’ll see. It always going to be the 9th but we’ll see.”
On the date going head to head with Fury vs Klitschko on He added:
“I feel like we’re in a good spot, national stadium, that was our plan. July 9th. That’s the plan. But again it might not make sense. That was why Sky turned down the Fury-Klitschko fight because Barney Francis wouldn’t make a decision until after tonight and they see AJ as the future.”
When questioned whether Sky Sports boss Barney Francis would be willing for Joshua’s next fight to go head to head with Fury vs Klitschko on July 9th on BoxNation, Hearn noted:
“Ya he’s keen judging by his reaction tonight.”
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