Tyson Fury should be ringside for Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev, insists Eddie Hearn as he jokes Gypsy King is welcome to his for a roast dinner and ‘cuppa’ the day after fight
- Eddie Hearn believes Tyson Fury should be in the crowd at Wembley next week
- Anthony Joshua puts IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts on line against Kubrat Pulev
- Should Joshua beat Pulev all roads lead to a Battle of Britain showdown with Fury
Joshua puts his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts on the line against the Bulgarian on December 12 with 1,000 fans set to be in attendance in line with the Government’s regional tier system.
And boxing promoter Hearn has insisted that Fury should be one of those in the crowd ahead of the pair’s likely match-up next year.
1,000 fans can attend Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev
‘I think that he should be coming,’ Hearn told Sky Sports.
‘If he wants to fight Anthony Joshua, it’s not a case of calling him out, it’s called doing his research and building the fight.
‘Tyson Fury is more than welcome to come down. I only live 45 minutes away from Wembley. He can come around on Sunday afternoon for a roast as well, if he wants and a cuppa.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn insists Tyson Fury should be in the crowd at Wembley next week
‘We just want to get that fight made. But first things first, we’ve seen it before at Madison Square Garden with Andy Ruiz when we were talking about the Wilder fight. This is it. This is the last hurdle – Kubrat Pulev, December 12.’
Should Joshua overcome Pulev all roads lead to a Battle of Britain showdown with Fury, the WBC title holder, in 2021.
Fury ramped up his war of words with Joshua this week by claiming the fellow Brit is ‘tailor-made’ for him and would be his easiest ever opponent.
Fury, who is the WBC title holder, and Joshua are likely to fight next year in Battle of Britain