Anthony Johsua promoter Eddie Hearn believes that a domestic blockbuster with Tyson Fury is simply a fight too big to happen in the future.
Joshua was knocked out of the 12th round last September, when he played against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
One day in April or May, Joshua will try to win back the WBO, WBA, IBO, IBF heavyweight titles when he faces Usyk in a signed rematch.
Fury aims to defend his WBC heavyweight crown on March 26. Potential challenger-turned-competitor Dillian Whyte.
A purse bid for Fury-Whyte is scheduled for Friday. If Whyte withdrew from the fight, the likes of Robert Helenius, Andy Ruiz and Manuel Charr were mentioned as possible enemies.
Title or not, Fury vs Joshua remains one of the biggest fights fought in the sport – and certainly the biggest on British soil.
“I think the fight with AJ Fury is still a fight,” Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show. “I had a guy come up to me today and ask ‘when is AJ vs Fury’. I was like ‘Wow, that ship’s going to depart a bit, we still have some work to do, and AJ is rematching Usyk’.
“And the guy said ‘oh it’s him? So when’s the Fury fight going on?” It’s a fight that people still want to see and will always be there. The bigger the better. That fight, I promise you, will happen, whether it’s late this year or early next year. Fury vs. AJ is certain to happen because it is too big a fight to not. ”
https://www.boxingscene.com/hearn-tyson-fury-vs-anthony-joshua-too-big-not-happen–163540 Hearn: Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua is too big to not happen