Anthony Joshua’s Heavyweight Showdown With Tyson Fury’s Could Happen In February – Boxing Promoter, Eddie Hearn Reveals
Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury could finally happen in February 2022.
The two British world champions were due to clash for all the belts in August before the fight collapsed when Fury was forced into a third showdown with Deontay Wilder by a US judge.
The trilogy fight will take place on October 9, while AJ will defend his belts against Oleksandr Usyk two weeks earlier at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Joshua’s promoter Hearn has now said the biggest fight in British boxing history will be revived if both of them can come through their respected challenges, with February being targeted as the new date.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Hearn said: ‘We wanted to do it in December.
‘But I think with AJ fighting September 25, Fury now delayed until October, I think February is more realistic.
‘They had a huge offer from Saudi Arabia to do the fight there.
‘Ultimately in the fight game, which is extremely dangerous and these guys are putting themselves on the line, it is about generating as much money for the fight as possible.
‘With fans back in the UK is that an option? Las Vegas? We’ll see.
‘But first things first, let’s just beat Usyk, because if that doesn’t go to plan we can forget about it.’
Hearn added: ‘No, I haven’t had any talks with anyone because I don’t want to waste my time.
‘I spent six months wasting my time so let’s get these fights out of the way and let’s see what happens.’