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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua: Eddie Hearn ‘hopes and prays’ for undisputed heavyweight title fight in 2022

Touted as one of the greatest boxing matches in history, the four belt undisputed heavyweight championship clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has gone into uncertain territories, but Eddie Hean is eager to see the fight happening next year.

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua were set to face off against one another for the undisputed heavyweight championship, with Saudi Arabia targeted as the venue and 14th August aimed to be the scheduled date.

The much anticipated bout would have been Fury’s WBC title pitted against Joshua’s WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles in a four-belt unification fight. Unfortunately, after Deontay Wilder won his arbitration case for the trilogy against the “Gypsy King”, and the two are set to fight for the third time on 9th October in Las Vegas.

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Eddie Hearn hopes Tyson Fury wins his trilogy against Wilder so the undisputed fight against AJ can happen in 2022

It is pretty much understood that the undisputed heavyweight championship is still on the cards, and the Fury vs Wilder 3, where the former will be defending his coveted green and gold belt, will determine AJ’s opponent, who is due to clear the mandatory Oleksandr Usyk fight in September.

Joshua’s promoter and Matchroom MD Eddie Hearn has already expressed that he wants Tyson Fury to win the trilogy bout against Wilder as progress had already been made for Fury vs Joshua. The trilogy was originally dated for 24th July but after Fury’s COVID-19 positive test, the fight was pushed back to October.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Hearn said that he hopes Fury vs Wilder 3 doesn’t get another postponement, so the WBC champion’s road to the undisputed title fight vs Joshua is clear in early 2022.

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“I’d love to say yes. I hope and pray. I don’t really believe a lot that comes from that side. I hope their fight [Fury vs Wilder] happens in October and I hope Fury wins,” said Hearn.

However, the Briton is currently focusing on AJ’s upcoming Usyk clash on 25th September, which Hearn believes is the last step for the Watform-born heavyweight’s destiny to the undisputed heavyweight crown.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua: Eddie Hearn 'hopes and prays' for undisputed heavyweight title fight in 2022 - THE SPORTS ROOM

“Right now, the way everything’s gone, let’s just beat Usyk on September 25 – that’s going to be a tough fight. But that is the dream. The dream has always been for AJ to be undisputed world champion and we won’t stop until that happens,” Hearn added.


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