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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could happen next due to coronavirus crisis

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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could skip their upcoming fights and face each other next, claims promoter Eddie Hearn.

The British rivals have been set to face each other for an undisputed clash in December.

Before then, Joshua is due to take on Kubrat Pulev in June while Fury is scheduled to rematch Deontay Wilder in July.

However, the coronavirus crisis could change those plans.

Hearn told Sky Sports: “Well I think, all of a sudden, does the Joshua-Fury fight start taking priority, maybe over a Pulev fight, if the Pulev fight extends beyond the summer.

“There’s so much that could happen right now. I mean anything is possible, but contractually Deontay Wilder is going to want his fight next.

“Whether that’s in July or whether there’s a force majeure that takes that to October, November wherever.

“Right now, for us, we’re fighting Kubrat Pulev, June 20, and it could be July 25. But everything is uncertain at the moment, whilst the country and the world tries to contain this pandemic.”

Source: The Mirror

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