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Hearn vows to book ‘biggest fight in boxing’, but Joshua must beat ex-Fury rival

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EDDIE HEARN is determined to put together the “biggest fight in boxing” between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder next year.

Joshua and Wilder are both in action on December 23 against Otto Wallin and Joseph Parker respectively.

Anthony Joshua could face Deontay Wilder next if he beats Otto Wallin
The winner of Joshua vs Wilder could then battle the victor of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

And AJ could finally lock horns with Wilder next, but only if he beats Tyson Fury’s former rival Wallin and the Bronze Bomber defeats Parker first.

A victory over the Swedish heavyweight would technically open the doors for an IBF title match between Joshua and Filip Hrgovic.

However, Matchroom promoter Hearn is adamant he can instead set a dream match between the British superstar and Wilder.

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That could also turn into a final eliminator for the WBC championship with the winner taking on the victor of the fight between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.

The Gypsy King and Usyk are expected to finally lock horns on February 17.

Hearn told Boxing Social: “It’s very likely that after Fury-Usyk, if that happens, the belts will fragment, particularly the IBF.

“If that fragments and Joshua beats Wallin on December 23rd, it would be Hrgovic against Joshua [for the IBF world title].

“But by then it’s very likely that Joshua-Wilder could be contracted and probably will be contracted.

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“We won’t be able to u-turn at that point, we’re full steam ahead trying to make the Wilder fight and a WBC final eliminator, if that’s what it’s called, but I’d just call it the biggest fight in boxing.

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“When that fight happens, and the only way that fight happens is if they both win on December 23rd on the same card.

“If they do win on the same card on the same night, that fight is the biggest fight in boxing.”

Source: The Sun

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