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Eddie Hearn thinks Joshua can step in if Usyk fails to fight Fury in the summer


Eddie Hearn insists that if Tyson Fury's battle with Oleksandr Usyk doesn't go as planned, Anthony Joshua would have no problem taking on the latter this summer.


The undisputed heavyweight title is currently being discussed by Englishman Fury, the WBC champion, and Ukrainian Usyk, the WBO, WBA, IBO, and IBF champion.


But after it became obvious that the fight won't probably take place in the Middle East, where both combatants would have received record-breaking pay, negotiations seem to have hit a rough patch. The parties are reportedly at odds over the financial division as it seems the fight may end up taking place in the United Kingdom, potentially at London's Wembley Stadium. This is according to an ESPN report.


Hearn, the head of Matchroom Boxing, recently stated that Joshua would be ready to take on Usyk-Fury in the summer if negotiations between the two men fall through. The idea of a battle between Joshua and Fury has been discussed at least a few times. Most recently, they were in advanced talks to engage in combat in December, but they were unable to reach an agreement.


Fury-Joshua would not be the next fight, even if Usyk, 36, and Fury, 34, are unable to meet in the ring in the spring. The O2 Arena will host Joshua, 33, and Michigan's Jermaine Franklin on April 1.


Hearn, the head of Matchroom Boxing, recently stated that Joshua would be ready to take on Usyk-Fury in the summer if negotiations between the two men fall through. The idea of a battle between Joshua and Fury has been discussed at least a few times. Most recently, they were in advanced talks to engage in combat in December, but they were unable to reach an agreement.


Fury-Joshua would not be the next fight, even if Usyk, 36, and Fury, 34, are unable to meet in the ring in the spring. The O2 Arena will host Joshua, 33, and Michigan's Jermaine Franklin on April 1.

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