Eddie Hearn: Promoter wishes Johsua vs Fury, tips Brit to defeat Wilder

Eddie Hearn: Promoter wishes Johsua vs Fury, tips Brit to defeat Wilder

Eddie Hearn wishes Tyson Fury to emerge victorious over Deontay Wilder in the WBC heavyweight rematch on 22 February.

The British and the American fighters will face off for the second time and Anthony Joshua's promoter would see who Joshua's next opponent would become.

Hearn revealed his sentiments on why he wants the Gypsy King to defeat the Bronze Bomber which lies around respect and patriotism.

"From a global fight perspective, Wilder against AJ is massive," Hearn told IFL TV. "But from a personal preference, I want Tyson Fury to win.

"Two reasons. One I respect him and I like him. And two, he's British. 'I'd never back against a Brit in any fight, whether I like them or I don't. That's just the way I am. I hope Fury does it."

Wilder and Fury will for the first time meet face to face in their first press conference ahead of the rematch on Saturday, 25 January, 2020.

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Joshua will be watching the fight with great interest knowing full well that his next opponent both men are on his radar.

Matchroom boxing manager Hearn had earlier revealed that Joshua's team have received a huge offer to stage an undisputed heavyweight clash with the winner of Fury vs Wilder II in Saudi Arabia.

"We have to try and make that happen," Hearn said about an undisputed fight to Sky Sports. "Right now, the fight that Anthony Joshua wants is the winner of Wilder and Fury.

"We've been there before. Both guys have turned down 60-40 for that fight and now we have no other option, but to offer them 50-50, because the fight will never happen, subject to the boss giving the thumbs up, which I think he knows that's the way to make this fight.

"We have a huge site offer in place for that fight to take place."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Floyd Mayweather is in the news again as his proposed tour of the United Kingdom in March would see him charge fans £150 to have a selfie with him.

The undefeated boxer who has a record of 50-0 will also lodge in a three-star hotel in Blackpool which costs just £35-per-night.

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