Matxhroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn is a firm believer that the former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will square off against the reigning WBC champion Tyson Fury, event if “AJ” loses his rematch with the unified heavyweight king Oleksandr Usyk.
Usyk is scheduled to rematch the Brit this upcoming August 20 in Saudi Arabia. Many believe that whoever manages to get the W in this fight, will secure a undisputed clash with “The Gyspy King”.
Fury retired from professional boxing in April but has regularly teased the idea of stepping back into the ring for an opportunity to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion of the four-belt era.
“The question I get asked the most is, ‘When is AJ going to fight Tyson Fury?’ Honestly, Joshua could have skipped this fight and fought Tyson Fury. That fight is always going to be the biggest in boxing, isn’t it? He doesn’t want to; he wants to win his belts back,” Hearn told iFL TV.
“He thinks he can beat Oleksandr Usyk, so he should be getting tremendous credit for not just fighting him once but going straight back into the rematch. I believe AJ-Fury will happen regardless of what happens on August 20th. But if and when AJ wins, that fight is the biggest fight in the history of the sport. Not just our generation, but the history of the sport.”