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Promoter Eddie Hearn has admitted a fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is not a certainty to happen. Dillian Whyte or Deontay Wilder, both of whom face Fury before any potential Joshua battle, could upset the applecart, says Hearn.
“It’s very difficult as the world wants to see the undisputed fight. But everybody wants to see Dillian Whyte get what he deserves which is a shot at the world heavyweight title,” said Eddie to JD Sports, “For me, it’s almost like Dillian should take priority over Anthony Joshua and Fury. He deserves that fight.
“Dillian has been told that fight must happen by February 21 and we’ll be doing everything we can to deliver that”.
Talking about the highly-anticipated undisputed fight, Eddie went on to say: “I believe that the undisputed fight will happen next year with Anthony Joshua. But listen, maybe it’s with Dillian Whyte, maybe it’s against Deontay Wilder. You could not rule anything out in this world, especially in heavyweight boxing. But you know, we are 100% committed to make sure Dillian Whyte gets what he deserves. He should be commended time and time again because he’s the one that’s ready to fight.”