Hearn: Joshua will get title shot in 12 months


Anthony JoshuaEddie Hearn feels that Anthony Joshua will be in line for a world title shot after his fight this weekend and his showdown with Dillian Whyte.

“I think we are now only 12 months away from a world-title fight shot for Joshua and either man, Fury or Klitschko, could be in his way when the time comes,” Hearn wrote in his Daily Mail column in an article on ESPN UK.

Hearn has hopes of making one of the biggest fights in the United Kingdom’s history, a showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

“AJ is making devastating progress so let’s wait and see. Joshua against Fury for the heavyweight title would eclipse Froch-Groves as the biggest all-British fight of all time. With everything on the line, I can’t think of anything bigger. When I spoke to Fury in Leeds, he was saying that if he beats Klitschko there is a rematch clause. If he beats him again, then we could be in for something special. AJ will be ready. “

Hearn feels people perceive Fury in the wrong way. While he is a salesman, Hearn feels Fury has got the talent to get it done against Wladimir Klitschko.

“It’s clear to me that there are two Tysons – there is the loudmouth who entertains and shocks us all on Twitter and then there’s the intelligent, bright, hard-working guy who has fought his way to this opportunity against Klitschko. He is a great personality and character.”

Hearn feels that same cockiness and confidence will help Fury in his fight versus Klitschko.

“He is seriously full of confidence going into his fight with Klitschko. He will not only need his A game to win it but his double A* game. It’s a fight I am looking forward to – and I know Joshua will also be a very interested spectator.”