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Anthony Joshua Will Fight Tyson Fury 'Whatever Happens', Says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua Will Fight Tyson Fury 'Whatever Happens', Says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will definitely fight each other 'whatever happens', it has been confirmed.

After years of to-ing and fro-ing, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said the pair will 'eventually' take each other on, no matter what.

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Speaking to the True Geordie on the YouTuber's podcast, Hearn confirmed the news fans around the world have been waiting to hear.

He said: "I think whatever happens in the Ruiz fight, you will see that fight, because for British boxing it is just the ultimate."

Hearn says Fury and Joshua will definitely get it on. Credit: PA
Hearn says Fury and Joshua will definitely get it on. Credit: PA

Discussing why the fight had never happened in the past, Hearn said Fury simply wanted too much money.

He went on: "He wanted 50/50 and he had no belts and he was like, 'F*** you, either give me 50/50 or I won't take it.'

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"It's more about principal, and he actually gives us a lot of pops - he blocked me on Twitter actually."

And though he admitted Fury is a top fighter, Hearn said he doesn't believe the Mancunian is as good as people think.

Hearn added: "He's one of a kind, he's another great personality. I don't think he's that exciting or that good, I just think he peaks at the right time and he's awkward enough.

"Mentally, he does people's heads in as well. I think he done Wilder's head in, he completely done Klitschko's head in in that fight, Klitschko didn't know what to do. He's a clever fighter.

"(He's ) another fighter like Billy Joe Saunders, been boxing all their life and tough to beat, tough to beat."

Watch the whole interview below.

However, exactly when this super fight will happen remains to be seen, so we won't be holding our breath.

And by the looks of things, the Gypsy King isn't in any rush to go toe to toe, and has instead been dipping his toe into the world of music.

Earlier this month, he announced that he had teamed up with Robbie Williams to record a Christmas song that they hope will propel them to the top of the festive charts.

The former world heavyweight boxing champion is to appear alongside the former Take That singer on a song about a Christmas party.

Joshua will take on the Gypsy King whether he defeats Ruiz or not. Credit: PA
Joshua will take on the Gypsy King whether he defeats Ruiz or not. Credit: PA

Not just any Christmas party, either. The song, which is called 'Bad Sharon', tells the tale of a 'boozy office party somewhere in the Midlands', according to Williams.

The singer also said that his collaboration with soon-to-be WWE Superstar Fury 'makes sense in some universe'.

Williams told The Daily Mirror: "I've got a residency in Vegas and while I was out there Tyson was fighting and he invited me to his dressing room before the fight. I said I'd seen him sing after fights, and asked him and he said yes."

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Topics: Boxing

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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