clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Hearn offers to help Tyson Fury sort out his issues with UKAD and BBBoC

The Matchroom promoter says he’d like to get Fury back in action so he can build a showdown with Anthony Joshua.

Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam -  World Heavyweight Title Fight Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says he’d like to help former heavyweight titlist Tyson Fury get back in the game. But in order to do that Fury must deal with his outstanding issues with the U.K. Anti-Doping Agency and the British Boxing Board of Control, as Fury has had his boxing license suspended due to positive drug tests.

Hearn says he’s willing to assist Fury getting back in action but that he must show that he’s serious about fighting again and not just working his twitter fingers. Hearn then said his ultimate goal would be to build a showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, telling Sky Sports:

"We would like to help him clear up his stuff with UKAD and start building a schedule that will lead to Anthony Joshua.”

Hearn then mentions that while there’s been a lot of talk of a potential fight between Joshua and fellow heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder, a fight between Joshua and Fury would be a much bigger deal.

"You talk about AJ versus [Deontay] Wilder but it's nowhere as big as AJ against Fury.

"[Joshua] wants to give the public the biggest fights out there and nothing comes bigger than Joshua v Fury, so we are going to sit down with AJ and Tyson Fury, and try and build a plan to give what will be unquestionably the biggest fight British boxing history has ever seen."

The promoter finished by saying that he still expects Joshua to eventually take on the likes of Wilder and Joseph Parker, but that it’s simply a matter of when and where. But as it currently stands, Wilder doesn’t appear to be the top priority.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bad Left Hook Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your global boxing news from Bad Left Hook