The head of the promotion company Matchroom Boxing Eddie Hearn said that if WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight title holder Anthony Joshua defeats Kubrat Pulev, then his next opponent should be WBC champion Tyson Fury, and not mandatory contender for the WBO belt Alexander Usik.
“It’s important that all titles are on the line. Joshua wants to fight Fury. Yes, belts are important, yes, he wants to become the undisputed world champion, but at the same time, no one will say that the winner of the Joshua-Fury fight is not the best super heavyweight in the world There will be no more controversy and discussion, and this is important.
Joshua wants to be the best, wants to be respected as the strongest. Anthony wants to prove that he is the best. But if we can do it together with all these shiny belts, it will be great. However, sometimes this is not possible.
I cannot sit and say that we may first have a fight with Usyk. After Bullet, Joshua has to fight Fury. If we cannot fight Tyson, who is still in legal proceedings with Wilder, we will fight Usik, 100 percent. If Joshua beats Pulev, we will be completely focused on fighting Fury, “Eddie Hearn said in an interview with YouTube channel Behind The Gloves.