Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Eddie Hearn declares he will attempt to restart negotiations for Anthony Joshua fight on December 2

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AJ’s promoter claims they want to make an undisputed heavyweight unification bout for April 13 at Wembley Stadium

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has stated that he will try to reopen talks for an undisputed heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder immediately after his bout with Tyson Fury.

The Matchroom Boxing chief claims that – so long as Wilder beats Fury on December 1 – he will be straight on the phone to the American’s team the following morning.

Anthony Joshua recently signed a new three-year promotional deal with Hearn, Matchroom and Sky Sports

Anthony Joshua recently signed a new three-year promotional deal with Hearn, Matchroom and Sky Sports

“They haven’t really wanted to speak to me before it,” Hearn told Sky, “Now when the fight’s over, if Wilder wins, we’ll be on him on Sunday, saying any chance now? Can we meet now? If they say no again, I don’t know what else we can do.

“If they are true to their word, on December 2, if they beat Tyson Fury, we will immediately start negotiations and we’ll see where we get to. April 13 is easy, and it’s a two-fight deal this time, the offer that we’ve made. One in America, one in the UK, we cannot say fairer than that.

“We’ve probably got three weeks to make the fight. It’s enough time, if everyone is sensible, but who knows whether they really want it deep down.”

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will meet on December 1 at the Staples Center

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will meet on December 1 at the Staples Center

Alternatives for Joshua on April 13 are Dillian Whyte – providing he beats Dereck Chisora on December 22 – and a rumoured ‘wildcard’ opponent which Eddie Hearn has teased in recent interviews.

Regarding this ‘wildcard,’ Hearn added: “People talk about Andre Ward, Wladimir Klitschko, who knows what could happen?

“An April return, Wladimir Klitschko against Joshua, who knows?

“That would be what? Two years on from their first epic fight. One of the best heavyweight fights of all time. We’ll see.”

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