With Tyson Fury having pretty well smashed Deontay Wilder in tonight’s rematch in Las Vegas, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to dive in and make what would be a massive fight between Fury and his man, Anthony Joshua.
Fury, who now holds the WBC title, could do a full unification with Joshua, who has the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts.
It’s been well-publicized that Fury and Wilder have a deal for a third fight in their contracts, but Hearn says there’s no reason for that right now:
No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 23, 2020
Now, of course Eddie’s hopping in to get some attention here for himself and Joshua (23-1, 21 KO). The idea of a Fury-Joshua fight is massive at this moment, and a full unification — even if it is doomed to be short-lived — is something boxing fans generally love to see.
But we also know that Joshua is going to have to fight IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev, and the latest word is that they’re looking at a June 20 date for that one. “Summer” could certainly mean a September date, but that would be pushing it most likely, even if Wilder were to step aside from the third fight idea for the time being.
We’ll have to wait and see what all happens, but given the seeming success of Wilder-Fury 2, Fury-Wilder 3 still makes plenty of sense financially, and AJ is probably tied up for a bit, at least if he wants to keep all those belts, and “undisputed” is kinda the point here as much as anything. He has Pulev first, but he also has a WBO mandatory due with Oleksandr Usyk at some point.