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Eddie Hearn Uncertain About Deontay Wilder Fight as Anthony Joshua Considers Tyson Fury Showdown

Eddie Hearn, promoter for British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, has revealed that the highly anticipated bout between Joshua and Deontay Wilder is currently hanging in the balance. Negotiations had been underway for the long-awaited grudge match, but it seems that the fight may not come to fruition as Wilder is apparently looking to get back in the ring in October.

Is the Wilder Fight still on?

Despite Joshua's desire to settle his five-year-old feud with Wilder, Hearn admits that talks are currently at an impasse. "If we don't conclude that fight and they are about moving it to February or March, we will probably fight in December," Hearn said. Wilder, on the other hand, is considering a fight in October, which could jeopardize the Joshua matchup.

Joshua's Determination to Fight Wilder

Joshua, who recently knocked out Robert Helenius in a short-notice fight, is keen on facing Wilder in January. "He will wait to fight Wilder in January," Hearn stated. "He wants to fight in December. If they turned around and said, 'Let's do the Wilder fight in December,' he'd do it. But until it's happening, it ain't on."

Rumors of a Battle of Britain with Tyson Fury

Speculation has emerged that Joshua's camp may be considering a Battle of Britain with fellow British boxer Tyson Fury, as opposed to the Wilder fight. Tony Bellew, a former boxer, claims that talks between Joshua and Wilder's teams have momentarily halted and that a Fury vs. Joshua rematch is being looked into. Bellew even mentions the possibility of the fight taking place in Africa, reminiscent of the historic "Rumble in the Jungle" event in Zaire.

Gypsy King Fury, who is set to make a comeback in October for a crossover bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, has yet to comment on the rumored matchup with Joshua.