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.
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.
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.
CASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFER
“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.
“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
Kickoff DELAYED in huge EFL grudge match between AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons
Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa: A Gateway to Island Luxury
US soldiers work to bring paralyzed puppy to safety after Middle East rescue: ‘Shaking with pain’
Man stabbed on 4 train in the Bronx, police say
PM Update: Rain and patchy fog tonight through Saturday morning
The Mystery of Partner ‘Convergence’
17 Women Share the Reasons They Stopped Wearing Makeup
Son Accused of Setting Mom’s House Ablaze to Cover Up Her Murder
What the Hell Is a ‘Butt Wink’—And Is It Really All That Bad?
Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media Hires Former Playboy Exec Rachel Webber
These Companies Have a Plan to Kill Apps
Australia, Philippines in firm and fast lockstep against China – Asia Times
‘The Rookie’: Why Nathan Fillion is a Very ‘Rare Leading Man’
India’s boom hasn’t solved its jobs crisis – Asia Times
Denzel Washington Helped Inspire This Character in ‘Black Panther’
Sport22 hours ago
Paddy Power Super Sub promotion: Keep your bet alive if your selection is subbed
News23 hours ago
The Real Reason Trump Loves Putin
Sport21 hours ago
Ultimate F1 team principal’s rich list, as Horner & Wolff’s wealth is revealed
Tech16 hours ago
Transplant organ freezing and rewarming technique wins U. of Washington health innovation challenge
News16 hours ago
Halle Bailey and Willow Smith Had the Cutest Interaction Front Row at Paris Fashion Week
Investing17 hours ago
‘People didn’t see it coming’: What to know about this hot AI stock up nearly 800% in the past year
Tech16 hours ago
Blade Runner 2049 Still Keeps Denis Villeneuve Awake at Night
News17 hours ago
George Harrison Said The Beatles Had a ‘One-Sided Love Affair’ With Fans