News | Jun 18 2016

Anthony Joshua is ‘one or two fights away’ from Tyson Fury

The heavyweight super-fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could be on the horizon, writes John Dennen
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ANTHONY JOSHUA is one or two fights away from Tyson Fury, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Fury has his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on July 9, while Joshua is defending his IBF championship against Dominic Breazeale on June 25.

Hearn, who represents Joshua, said, “The question with Fury, if he wins, do we fight him in November/December or do we fight him in April/May? April/May at Wembley makes obvious sense and we’ve got to deal with [Joseph] Parker, a possible mandatory there. We all believe that he beats Fury etc. now. But we also know that in two or three fights time he a million percent beats him. But we live in a world now where the public don’t want to wait. So you’re torn between making the correct decision for his progress to making a decision based on public demand and marrying up the two is quite difficult.

“[Fury] has got to beat Klitschko again, I don’t know if he does. But if he doesn’t, [Joshua] will fight Klitschko. There’s another one… How do you see that fight? Devastating knockout. That’s what I think will happen to Fury. He [Joshua] will stand in front of Fury, he will cut him off and he will let his hands go. I know he’ll be frustrated but he’s too fast… We haven’t seen him go rounds, so that’s why it’s fascinating.”