Hearn reiterates Joshua vs Fury "promise" despite "hurdles to overcome"

Eddie Hearn has reiterated his promise to make Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury happen – despite admitting they have "some hurdles to overcome".

Fury captured the WBC crown with his stunning victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night, prompting calls for a huge clash with British rival Joshua to decide the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Having failed to negotiate a clash with Wilder in the past, Fury's victory seemingly increases the chances of Joshua putting his belts on the line in a bid to add the WBC strap to his collection.

Joshua is close to agreeing a June fight with IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Wilder considering activating his rematch clause with Fury within 30 days.

Hearn still quickly got on the phone to discuss the prospect of making a fight with Fury after his win – and he insists he will do "everything it takes" to make the blockbuster battle happen.

He says the "hurdle" is broadcasting rights, with Joshua and Hearn having deals with Sky Sports and DAZN whilst Fury's fights are shown on BT Sport and ESPN – but he is confident they can be overcome.

Hearn told Sky Sports News: "He's promoted by Bob Arum predominantly. Frank Warren is also involved, MTK are his management company. I've spoke to Top Rank and I've spoke to MTK straight after the fight.

"Everybody is very clear on this. Everybody wants this fight – Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, MTK, Top Rank, Frank Warren, Matchroom.

"There are some hurdles to overcome on the broadcasting, but nothing too much.

"I promise you this fight will happen. If we have to fight (Kubrat) Pulev, we've got to beat Pulev, and if he has to fight Wilder, he's got to beat Wilder again. Both of those things will happen. Fury will beat Wilder again and Joshua will knock Pulev clean out, despite Bob Arum telling us very differently.

"You will get this fight. We will do everything that it takes to make this fight.

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