Hearn has Fury in his plans
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.