Deontay Wilder can stay sideways to have Tyson Fury record Anthony Joshua from June JUNE, says Eddie Hearn who insists that “everything can be solved with money”
Eddie Hearn has revealed that Deontay Wilder can step aside to allow Tyson Fury to include Anthony Joshua, despite activating a rematch clause to fight the Gypsy King for the third time.
Fury won an emphatic seventh-round TKO victory over Wilder last week to lift the WBC world title belt, and boxing fans now long for a heavyweight reunion match between Fury and Joshua.
Hearn is said to have entered the final phase of organizing a fight between Joshua and IBF-mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, but the promoter insists that a deal can be made to allow AJ to fight Fury in the summer .
Deontay Wilder can allow Tyson Fury to then fight Anthony Joshua, according to Eddie Hearn
“If I am Deontay Wilder, I don’t really want that (third Fury) fight until September, October,” Hearn explained. BoxingScene.com.
“So there are two things you can do. Number one lets Joshua and Fury fight in June or July, and then Wilder fights the winner in November, December. Okay? Or fight (Fury) quickly for us in July, or something like that, and let Joshua fight the winner.
“Or the other is let Joshua and Fury fight in October, and then you fight the winner in January or February. But then you have to sit outside for almost a year. But everything is soluble with money. You know what I mean?’
Wilder blamed his Las Vegas defeat for the heavy suit he was wearing on the ring
The bronze bomber accused his defeat in Las Vegas of a heavy suit worn on the ring, quickly triggering a clause in his contract for a trilogy battle, but the General Director of Matchroom Sport believes he would take a “step aside deal” can consider.
Wilder also fired corner man Mark Breland after throwing in the towel at the MGM Grand, and a longer ring rest could appeal to him while he wants to re-arrange his coaching team.
“I don’t like step-by-step deals because you’re starting to take money out of the pot,” Hearn admitted. “You have to give Pulev something. You have to give Wilder something. And also, fighters don’t like to give money to other fighters, because they don’t actually do anything.
Joshua holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts after his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr.
“So it’s like getting all that money and not even fighting. But the pot is so big that you can. There is definitely a deal to make to give Wilder step-by-step money to fight this fight. But it’s timing.
“You know, it’s like,” Well, we’re fighting in June and we’re about to sign a contract to fight Kubrat Pulev. ‘Fortunately Bob (Arum) represents Pulev and Fury. So that would be soluble. But AJ doesn’t want to wait until September or October to fight again because he boxed in December.
So, my feeling is that we’re going with Pulev in June and then hopefully, (Fury and Wilder) fighting at the end of July, or something like that, and then we (the winner) will fight in November, December. “