Eddie Hearn says Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua will happen this year

Eddie Hearn claims Tyson Fury will fight Anthony Joshua this year in a super-fight to unify the heavyweight belts.

The boxing promoter hailed Fury’s ‘unbelievable’ performance in beating Deontay Wilder to claim the WBC world heavyweight title.

The Gypsy King put in one of the great boxing displays in recent memory to dispatch of the American at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

After dominating the bout from start to finish Wilder's corner eventually threw in the towel in the seventh round.

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Fury put Wilder down four times throughout the bout and executed exactly what he said he was going to beforehand.

And Hearn, who is Joshua’s promoter, tweeted straight after the fight insisting that the Fury vs Joshua fight has to happen this year.

“Wow unbelievable from Fury! Fair play and well done Sugar Hill and Andy Lee on first class game plan,” Hearn initially tweeted.

Then asked on social media whether he would be letting Joshua near Fury after his brilliant display in Las Vegas, Hearn replied: “Ofcourse I am! And AJ wants it bad..this fight is gonna and has to happen this year!

Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO titles after having lost to the Mexican-American first time around.

A super-fight against Fury has been touted for some time but up to now the pair have been kept apart.

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye said Fury "cannot do no wrong" after watching the fight ringside.

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"He is boxing out of his skin and I did not know he could do this," Haye told BT Sport Box Office.

"I'm witnessing greatness. This was an extraordinary result.”

  • Eddie Hearn
  • Tyson Fury
  • Anthony Joshua
  • Deontay Wilder

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