Hearn Sr Does U-Turn On Joshua vs Wilder or Fury Plan

Hearn Sr Does U-Turn On Joshua vs Wilder or Fury Plan

Earlier this year Tyson Fury was well out of the picture for any possible fight with Anthony Joshua but things have changed a bit now.

While Deontay Wilder is still by all accounts the main target for Joshua’s promoter Matchroom in terms of filling the April 13th date Fury is also on the horizon this year too.

Earlier this year sports-business kingpin and Matchroom founder Barry Hearn said that Joshua was in no rush to fight either and that Wilder needed Joshua more than the other way round.

Since then however things have changed following Wilder and Fury fighting to a draw and increasing their value in any potential deal with Joshua hugely.

Speaking to Seconds Out, Hearn senior conceded that both fighters are now the primary target for Joshua next up:

“The two fighters who boxed quite well lately, it surprised me how good a fight it was — was Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Deontay Wilder can’t fight but he can punch. Fury can fight but he can’t punch. So both of them are top of my  shopping list for Joshua who can fight and who can punch.”

He added:

“Anthony Joshua is very keen to fight those two should they be available which I doubt they will. I think they’ll fight each other next.”

Likely Wilder and Fury will do an immediate rematch and Joshua will have to face Dillian Whyte in the meantime while he waits for the two to box again.