• “Fury’s camp reached out to AJ’s for a fight.”
According to boxing-social.com, Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has announced the rest of his fights for the former heavyweight boxing champion in 2018, beginning with a bout against Dillian Whyte in August.
Hearn said yesterday that Joshua’s camp had been in touch with Fury’s representatives regarding a possible match. After being linked to a number of heavyweights in his search for a summer opponent, Fury has reportedly refocused his attention on Joshua.
Hearn has been contacted by the Gypsy King’s promoters regarding a September fight at Wembley, but the Matchroom head claims he has not received a “draft contract” for the bout.
AJ was scheduled to fight again in August in the UK, perhaps against Dillian Whyte, and then in December in Saudi Arabia against Deontay Wilder.
Hearn said that they are ‘interested’ in a bout with Fury, but they are not going to change their plans in the ‘hope’ that the WBC champion is legit.
Hearn said on iFL TV, “They’re telling us (Fury’s team) that they want to fight you (Joshua), but we’re fighting in August and September, that’s our plan, but I’ll go through the process and see how real this is.”
Our current strategy still calls for August and Wilder in December, but it could change depending on developments in Saudi Arabia this week. If we are unable to make that happen this week, we will definitely consider the Fury bout as a backup plan.
“Will we forego those bouts and the enormous money against Wilder in the hopes of making the Fury fight, probably not, but I will go through the motions and see where we go with it.
“Of course, we’re interested in that fight, but we just don’t know what to think, and the confidence we have in basing our plans around Tyson Fury is very thin.” If the all-British megafight goes down, Saudi Arabia’s plans to host Fury-Usyk and Joshua-Wilder on the same night will have to be rearranged.