Hearn has Fury in his plans

Irish Examiner - Sport - - BOXING -

An­thony Joshua’s pro­moter Ed­die Hearn would love to see his fighter take on con­tro­ver­sial for­mer world heavy­weight cham­pion Tyson Fury next year. Joshua suc­cess­fully de­fended his IBF and WBA heavy­weight ti­tles against Car­los Takam in Cardiff on Satur­day and ei­ther WBO cham­pion Joseph Parker and WBC cham­pion Deon­tay Wilder ap­pear the most likely next op­po­nents. How­ever, Hearn has not ruled out a head­line-grab­bing bout with Fury, who is still wait­ing for a fi­nal rul­ing from UK Anti-dop­ing on a sus­pended drugs ban af­ter the hear­ing was ad­journed in July.

“I think the Wilder fight is po­ten­tially one of the big­gest in world box­ing and I think that fight is re­al­is­ti­cally go­ing to hap­pen in the sum­mer of 2018,” he said. “But Tyson Fury is a guy who we’d love to see come into the sport. Whether that’ll hap­pen or not is an­other is­sue.

“The prob­lem for him is to over­come the gov­ern­ing body and UK Anti-dop­ing.

“I think he will come back. I think at some point he will wake up one morn­ing and think, ‘I’ve got to get my­self to­gether here’ and go chal­lenge in these big fights.

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