‘They want to get AJ when he’s weak’: Eddie Hearn claims Tyson Fury’s camp are keen to see the Gypsy King fight Anthony Joshua in December because they feel this is a ‘great time to fight him’ – and admits they may be RIGHT
- Eddie Hearn has said Tyson Fury wants to face Anthony Joshua ‘when he’s weak’
- The Gypsy King challenged his fellow Brit to a heavyweight clash in December
- Joshua, 32, has agreed to the fight despite a 60-40 purse split in Fury’s favour
- Fury’s camp has sent over the contract and Joshua’s team is looking it over
- And AJ’s promoter Hearn admitted Fury might be catching Joshua at a good time
Eddie Hearn has admitted part of Tyson Fury’s motivation in fighting Anthony Joshua is catching him ‘when he’s weak’.
The undefeated Gypsy King (32-0-1, 23 KOs), who holds the WBC and The Ring magazine heavyweight titles, challenged Joshua to fight him this December – with AJ provisionally accepting the bout.
And Joshua’s promoter Hearn, of Matchroom Boxing, told DAZN that Fury’s camp want to see him fight his fellow Brit at the end of the year because they feel it is a ‘great time to fight him’ – and conceded they may be right.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn (left) has admitted part of Tyson Fury’s motivation in fighting his client Anthony Joshua (right) is catching him ‘when he’s weak’
Undefeated heavyweight champion Fury has challenged rival Joshua to a fight in December
He said: ‘We received the contract (on September 15) which we’re now reviewing and going back. There’s a lot to be added in to that contract, but at least we’ve got one.
‘It’s early days, we’re up for that fight, we’ve made it clear – if everybody’s serious you’ll see that fight.
‘Absolutely this year – that’s the only choice we had, really. You know, they want to get AJ when he’s weak, they want to feel like this is a great time to fight him.
Hearn said Fury’s camp want to see him fight Joshua at the end of the year because they feel it is a ‘great time to fight him’ – and conceded they may be right
‘Maybe they’re right, maybe they’re wrong. We’ll see, but working towards it and AJ will be out in December whatever happens. We hope it’s Tyson Fury, but we have to see.’
The proposed bout, set to be in Cardiff on December 3, comes slightly more than three months after Joshua was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, Fury’s last fight was a technical knockout of Dillian Whyte in April. A unification bout between Fury and Usyk is unlikely to happen soon, as the Ukrainian insisted he wants to spend more time with his family after beating Joshua.
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