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Eddie Hearn reveals Anthony Joshua’s three-fight plan; slams Tyson Fury – ‘only cares about money’

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn thinks Anthony Joshua “has to” fight British rival Tyson Fury next year.

Matchroom supremo Eddie Hearn believes Anthony Joshua needs to fight WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury next year. 

Joshua returns to the ring next month as he faces British rival Dillian Whyte in an eagerly anticipated rematch at the O2 Arena in London.

If Joshua wins, he will then travel to Saudi Arabia to face Deontay Wilder in a dream fight at the end of this year.

Fury meanwhile has been in talks over an undisputed world title fight with Oleksandr Usyk but he has now agreed to face MMA fighter Francis Ngannou in a crossover fight in October.

This has angered boxing purists who want Fury to take tougher fights so he can test himself against Usyk and Joshua.

Hearn - Joshua's promoter - has now discussed a potential fight between the two Brits and he's also argued that 'The Gypsy King' only "cares about money".

"I think it's a lot of things," Hearn said during an interview with Piers Morgan on Talk TV.
"I think Tyson Fury, I'm not saying is slowly being found out, but he's not always as truthful as he appears on Instagram.
"Timing is something. I think television rights and partnerships are something. Instagram is something. Ego is very much something.
"Everybody wants to see it, and on August 12 Anthony Joshua will fight Dillian Whyte on DAZN, after that he will fight Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia, and then after that, it has to be Tyson Fury.
"Tyson Fury turned down the Oleksandr Usyk fight, the most important fight in boxing, the undisputed heavyweight world championship, to fight an MMA fighter who's never had a fight before in his life - also in Saudi Arabia.
"We've got to be honest, Tyson Fury cares about one thing only... the money. Don't talk to me about legacy, don't talk to me about undisputed."
Hearn has also argued that Fury will only go down as a "modern-day great" if he can "beat" Usyk and Joshua.
"Listen, he's unbelievable. What he's come back from, incredible, couldn't commend him more," Hearn added.
"But to create a legacy, to create that history, to go down as a modern-day great, to put yourself up with [Muhammad] Ali, with Lennox Lewis, with Joe Frazier, those guys, he's got to beat Usyk.
"And he's got to beat Anthony Joshua, but particularly Usyk who's the undisputed champion."

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