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Anthony Joshua fears Tyson Fury showdown will ‘never happen’, claims Eddie Hearn after court bid

ANTHONY JOSHUA does not believe the undisputed fight with Tyson Fury will ever happen.

Watford’s WBA, IBF and WBO champ was fuming when the Saudi summer showdown was wrecked by a court bid from Deontay Wilder for a trilogy with the Gypsy King.

Joshua fears he will never secure the fight against Fury
Fury will face Wilder for a third time in July instead of taking on Joshua

Promoter Eddie Hearn still reckons he can get it on but says AJ does not.

Hearn said at the unveiling of his summer Fight Camp on DAZN: “He never felt they wanted the fight, he never felt like Fury wanted it. 

“When it fell through he was like ‘I f****** knew it, you’re f****** jokes, all of you’.

“It was strange to see him do it and he fired a few tweets out, he usually does one and goes quiet.

“AJ probably thinks the fight will never happen. I would like to be more hopeful and think it will.”

Wilder faces Fury on July 24 while Joshua, 31, is set to meet Oleksandr Usyk in September.

Hearn said: “If AJ knocks out Usyk and Fury knocks out Wilder then, in four months time, we have an even bigger fight.

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Hearn still hopes to make the fight between Joshua and Fury

“We have both alerted the WBO, myself and Alex Krassyuk.

“Terms are agreed. The offer we made to them has been accepted.

“We move forward to paper that now. We are going through the contract with their team.

“It is very amicable. They have been partners of ours for a long time.”

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