British boxing fans are now looking forward to a possible clash of two of their citizens, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as the latter sensationally beat Deontay Wilder to win the WBC title.
According to Sky Sports, Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter said “Tyson Fury must now face Anthony Joshua to finally crown an undisputed heavyweight champion.”
Joshua already holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, thus necessitating a unification bout.
“Fury was brilliant, and the tactics from [his trainers] Sugarhill Steward and Andy Lee were spot on,” Hearn exclusively told Sky Sports.
“For me, we should go straight into AJ v Fury next. No one wants to see a third fight [between Fury and Wilder].”
Fury and Wilder battled to a draw 14 months ago but, in their Las Vegas rematch, the British challenger produced a sensational performance to win inside seven rounds. An option does exists for a trilogy fight between them.