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Eddie Hearn calls for Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury summer fight

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By Tim Royner: Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has already surfaced to encourage newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to skip the trilogy match with the dethroned Deontay Wilder and go straight into a summer unification fight in the UK.

The Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn feels that the fans DON’T want to see a trilogy match between the beaten Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) and Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) after the way ‘The Gypsy King’ blasted the previously unbeaten Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) around the ring before stopping him in round 7 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

DAZN would love to see Joshua face Fury now. That fight would bring in a lot of new subscribers to the platform.

Hearn wants Fury to fight Joshua

No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed,” said Hearn on his social media in making it known there’s no point in a third Wilder vs. Fury fight. “Wow, unbelievable from Fury! Fair play and well done Sugar Hill and Andy Lee on first-class game plan 👏🏼”

“For me, we should go straight into AJ v Fury next. No one wants to see a third fight [between Fury and Wilder],” said Hearn to skysports.com.

The decision isn’t Fury’s whether to go straight into a unification match against Joshua. Wilder has a rematch clause in his contract with Fury from last Saturday, which states that the loser of their fight can trigger the rematch clause to go straight into a trilogy match.

Wilder has so much pride, he’s probably not going to want to walk away from this loss to Fury without attempting to avenge it in a third fight.

Whyte wants Fury to fight him next

Even Dillian Whyte has gotten into the act, saying that Fury should face him in his next fight.  Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) is the WBC mandatory challenge for the belt, which Fury just captured last Saturday. With that said, the World Boxing Council has determined that Whyte won’t get his mandated shot at the WBC title until 2021.

Fury has already said he has no interest in fighting Whyte. He wants to face Wilder in a third fight, and then face Joshua and then Dereck Chisora before retiring.

How about doing what’s right and forcing him to fight me first as the number 1 challenger,” said @DillianWhyte in replying to Hearn to try and get him to push Fury into defending against him.

Hearn is already working on a fight between Whyte and Alexander Povetkin. He’s probably not going to be happy to scrap all the work that he’s done in trying to put that fight together. Whyte should probably take care of what’s on his plate right now with 40-year-old Povetkin, and not get greedy by trying to push for a fight with Fury.

Some British boxing fans would like to see Whyte take on Fury, but it’s not a big deal for him. Fury stands to make more money in a trilogy match against Wilder or a unification match against Joshua. Whyte isn’t in the same league as those guys.


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