Anthony Joshua 'must' fight Wilder next according to promoter Hearn as Fury trainer admits Gypsy King is chasing bout with both

EDDIE HEARN has claimed Anthony Joshua 'MUST' fight Deontay Wilder next but Tyson Fury wants to get in on the act as well.

Wilder demolished Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night with a brutal first-round knockout that sent the WBC mandatory challenger spinning.

The American's performance sent a clear message to the boxing world but Hearn urged Joshua to respond in similar fashion against Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

He said: "That was an impressive win for Deontay – he’s exciting to watch. He has taken care of business, now AJ needs to do the same."

Wilder currently holds the WBC heavyweight belt but many believe it should be Fury's after the controversial draw between the two on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles.

And the Gypsy King will be disappointed by what Hearn had to say next because – according to his coach Ben Davison – he is still chasing a mega-fight with both Joshua and Wilder.

It must happen next – no excuses

Hearn added: "The fight with AJ and Wilder is the biggest fight in the sport and all being well in two weeks’ time, it must happen next – no excuses, this is the fight that will change the sport globally.

"It’s a legacy fight and AJ wants it so bad.

"Two big, fast, dangerous and fearless world heavyweight world champions that can turn the lights out with a blink of the eye – it’s a must."

If AJ beats Ruiz in June and the match-up with Wilder is sorted, Fury will be left in an awkward position and may be forced to face Dillian Whyte.

Whether it's a final eliminator – as has been suggested by the WBC – or a voluntary match-up, Davison is confident his man would have no trouble.

He said: "Dillian is probably the biggest fight for him outside of Joshua and Wilder, but no the toughest.

"Dillian Whyte stylistically is not the toughest fight for Tyson.

Tyson’s not going to fight a final eliminator – that’s ridiculous

"Look at Dillian Whyte and [Derek] Chisora, that was a 50/50 before Whyte found the shot.

"And look at what Tyson done to Derek when he was 21 years old back in 2014.

"But with that being said, Tyson’s not going to fight a final eliminator – that’s ridiculous.

"He’s the lineal heavyweight champion of the world and everyone knows he beat Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion of the world.

"Why would he have to fight a final eliminator? That’s the bad bit of it."

After making his hesitation over an eliminator clear, Davison revealed Fury has his eyes on bigger things.

He added: "Tyson is chasing fights with Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua and if those fights can’t be made, don’t get it twisted, we’d gladly make that match-up with Dillian Whyte."

Fury faces German Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand – Las Vegas on June 15 in a fight slammed by fans for being on pay-per-view.


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