Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has already begun discussions for 2021 unification conflict with WBC world champion Tyson Fury.
On Saturday at SSE area in Wembley, Joshua dropped obligatory challenger Kubrat Pulev four times to relaxed the knockout within the ninth round.
the following day, Hearn begun engaged on the battle.
Hearn spoke to true Rank’s CEO Bob Arum, works with Fury, on Sunday night.
“I had a pretty good chat with [Bob Arum] him remaining nighttime. or not it’s high-quality,” Hearn told Sky activities information. “I think we’re all within the identical position. We wish to circulate forward with the combat, instantly as neatly, which is good news for fanatics.
“simply attempting to clear up any final concerns of the combat, of which there are not many, to be honest with you, and try and stream forward collectively to let the governing our bodies be aware of that we plan to stage this fight probably in may additionally, and we’d like this to be for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the area.
“a few small issues to iron out, however I feel we are able to beginning examine drawing up contracts and check out to get this moving. right here on either side, every member of each crew wants to do this combat. all of us acknowledge this is the greatest battle in boxing, this is the most appropriate battle for both guys. this is for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the area. Why are you in the activity, if you don’t want this fight?”
There are two hurdles within the manner of finalizing the deal.
Deontay Wilder has filed a felony motion to implement a rematch clause with Fury, who believes the contractual clause has expired. the two aspects are in mediation.
“if you hearken to Bob, that is no longer an issue,” stated Hearn. “he is a attorney and he is aware of his contracts and he tells us that Tyson Fury is contractually free to take any fight he wants. I do agree with Deontay Wilder is attractive that, in the US courts, however we do not are expecting that to be an issue.”
after which there is Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the mandatory position beneath the WBO. Usyk is not inclined to step aside and wants to combat Joshua in the first quarter of 2021.
“in the end the massive situation for Anthony Joshua is he has a WBO obligatory now. We can be writing to the WBO to claim you have a chance to be a part of the largest fight in boxing. some of the largest fights in boxing background. Oleksandr Usyk is the WBO mandatory, we need to admire that, and the rules as smartly. we will be chatting with him to be certain he’s happy with a potential decision,” Hearn stated.
“but for any purpose Tyson Fury can not contractually battle Anthony Joshua, AJ will combat Oleksandr Usyk subsequent. For us, Usyk is a good fighter, or not it’s a fine combat, there is just one name that we’re focusing on and that’s Tyson Fury.”