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AJ ‘desperate’ to fight Fury

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EDDIE Hearn believes Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua will happen eventually despite the recent breakdown in negotiations. The pair were set to face each other on December 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

  But communication dropped at the eleventh hour. Hearn says it was the tight deadline which got in the way of the fight happening while Fury’s chief negotiator, George Warren blamed Hearn for not providing adequate responses during the crunch period for the deal to be signed.

  Since then, Fury has affirmed Joshua is ‘out of the picture’ and is instead looking at high-profile match-ups with Oleksandr Usyk and Joe Joyce. Hearn has revealed Joshua is desperate to make the fight happen and is hopeful of the fight’s chances despite Fury’s recent comments.

  Speaking to Spencer Matthews during a recent appearance on his new podcast, Big Fish, Hearn said: “So is AJ (desperate to make the fight). I work for Anthony Joshua. I don’t tell him what to do. I don’t make decisions on his behalf. He makes all the decisions. And he accepted that fight, we signed for that fight nine months ago, and Fury pulled out because of an arbitration, so he’s ready to make the fight. I think Fury just felt like it was a good time to fight AJ, you know, following the Usyk fight.”

  When asked whether Joshua vs Fury will ever happen, he replied: “I think so. I mean, I think it’s difficult, and I posted on Instagram this morning. I just said, ‘When in doubt, blame Eddie’ because it sometimes feels like it’s always the industry vs me, which I love.

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  “All these people that hate each other in the industry get together, to sort of gang up on me, which is fun. I mean, Fury called out AJ, coming off the back of the Usyk defeat, bad timing really but AJ took the bait and said, ‘I’ll do it because I might never get to fight you again’.

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