Arum says it’s unnecessary to talk about a Fury – Joshua fight, but Hearn has a B plan

Bob Arum (Photo: PuzzlePix Photo Agency)

Tyson Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren and Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn are keen to see the Fury – Joshua title fight later this year. Therefore, Hearn would like to agree on this fight as soon as possible, regardless of Joshua and Fury’s next fight. He thinks it is better that they are already in agreement, even if one of them loses his belt or belts by then. Joshua defends his titles on June 20 against Kubrat Pulev, and Fury is supposed to rematch with Wilder in July.

Fury’s other promoter, Bob Arum, wouldn’t be in a hurry. He is sure that Pulev, who is also incidentally represented by him, will defeat Joshua in June. He thinks Pulev is a much better fighter than Ruiz, and if Ruiz could defeat Joshua, then of course the Bulgarian will. He has previously talked about a Fury – Pulev title fight. He wouldn’t do anything until both of the current world champions were out of the summer defending match. He admitted that Fury would like to fight with Joshua for all titles, but he thought it was too early to talk about it.

Hearn is making a Plan B, in which of course Joshua defeats Pulev. After that, if Fury does not come, either the winner of Usyk – Chisora fight or Dillian Whyte may be next, of course, Whyte must beat Povetkin in May. Although he would rather leave him later. The WBO has already ordered mandatory title defense for Joshua and Usyk is the mandatory challenger, so he will have to contend with him or Chisora ​​if he beats the Ukrainian in May. Whyte is a mandatory challenger at WBC and will be fighting for his belt in February 2021. So either Fury or Wilder or even Joshua, but in the meantime, a lot can still happen. But according to Hearn, a Whyte – Joshua fight may even precede it, though it is hard to imagine it will take place until February next year.