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Hearn: Fury can face Joshua in April if he wants it

Could we see Joshua against Fury at Wembley Stadium?

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Eddie Hearn says that while Deontay Wilder’s has gone quiet, he’s spoken with Tyson Fury about facing Anthony Joshua on April 13 at Wembley Stadium.

“If [Wilder’s team] wanted the fight, they would talk to me. They’re not even talking to us. We’ve made offers, we’ve made percentage splits. Everything we can do, to try and make that fight. I think right now, there’s more chance of fighting Tyson Fury. There’s a man that knows he can have this fight, if he wants it. I’ve spoken to him. He knows if he wants to fight Joshua, it can happen April 13.”

Fury (27-0-1, 19 KO) fought Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO) to a controversial draw on Dec. 1 in Los Angeles, and there’s been plenty of talk about a rematch between those two.

But Joshua (22-0, 21 KO) might be an even bigger fight for Fury. It would be absolutely massive in the United Kingdom, and the chance to fight in front of a huge crowd at Wembley could potentially be too good to pass up.

Of course, this is just talk for now. The leading candidate to face Joshua on April 13 is probably still Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KO), who lost to Joshua back in Dec. 2015 but has improved since then and gone on quite a run, including a big 2018 where he beat Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker, and Dereck Chisora.

Either way he goes, Tyson Fury has another big fight coming his way, and Joshua and Wilder appear to both be angling for him as a prized A-list opponent.

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