Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could FINALLY meet in February as Eddie Hearn reveals he is targeting early 2022 for the biggest fight in British boxing history – and suggests the UK IS now an option to stage it with fans returning
- Eddie Hearn reveals February is a realistic date for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury
- Joshua and Fury could meet for all the heavyweight belts if they win next fights
- Hearn said he won’t restart talks yet because ‘I don’t want to waste my time’
- AJ’s promoter also suggested the UK could now be an option to stage the fight
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could finally meet in a heavyweight Battle of Britain in February, Eddie Hearn has revealed.
The two world champions were due to clash for all the belts in August before the fight collapsed at the eleventh hour as Fury was forced into a third showdown with Deontay Wilder by a US judge.
Fury’s trilogy fight with Wilder has been pushed back to October 9 after the former tested positive for coronavirus while AJ is pencilled in to defend his belts against Oleksandr Usyk two weeks earlier at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Eddie Hearn reveals February is a realistic date for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury
Joshua’s promoter Hearn insisted talks for the biggest fight in British boxing history will only be revived if both of them can come through their respected challenges, with February being targeted as a new realistic date.
Hearn, however, made it clear he will not restart negotiations until Fury and Joshua have dealt with their immediate business first before revealing that the UK could be an option to host the possible undisputed blockbuster.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Hearn said: ‘We wanted to do it in December.
Eddie Hearn (right) insisted he will not restart talks until after Joshua and Fury’s next fights
‘But I think with AJ fighting September 25, Fury now delayed until October, I think February is more realistic.
‘They had a huge offer from Saudi Arabia to do the fight there.
‘Ultimately in the fight game, which is extremely dangerous and these guys are putting themselves on the line, it is about generating as much money for the fight as possible.
‘With fans back in the UK is that an option? Las Vegas? We’ll see.
Fury must negotiate another challenge from Deontay Wilder to keep hopes of AJ fight alive
‘But first things first, let’s just beat Usyk, because if that doesn’t go to plan we can forget about it.’
Hearn added: ‘No, I haven’t had any talks with anyone because I don’t want to waste my time.
‘I spent six months wasting my time so let’s get these fights out of the way and let’s see what happens.’
AJ v Fury was initially due to be staged in Saudi Arabia but Hearn has refused to rule out the UK
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