Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed he has agreed with Top Rank’s Bob Arum to start negotiations for Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury fight.
At this stage, Hearn assumes the negotiations will include some basic stuff, but he wants the fight to happen in December.
The Gypsy King, World Heavyweight champion with the WBC belt, will face Deontay Wilder for the third time on July 18, while Anthony Joshua, World Heavyweight champion with WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO belts, will have a mandatory defence against Kubrat Pulev on June 20.
Hearn believes those dates are perfect, as they can organize Joshua – Fury by the end of the year.
“Myself and Bob Arum (Fury’s promoter) have been talking to a point where we’re ready to conclude a deal and try to move forward to get that deal done for December.” Hearn told PA (via Mirror)
“There’s no reason why we can’t put that deal in place now for the winner of those two fights.
“We’re going to fight on June 20, they’re going to fight, I believe, on July 18. That leaves plenty of time for a December fight.
“We’ve just got to iron out some basic things like broadcasters and where the fight is going to take place. But I believe there’s a real desire from both sides to get that fight done now. December would be perfect.
“To have two British heavyweight champions is unbelievable but to have them fighting for the undisputed championship is something that will never, ever happen in our lifetime again.
“So we’ve got to make it happen, let’s get the deal made now and let’s let those guys concentrate on their big fights in the summer.”