Tag

Eddie Hearn

Browsing
  • Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could finally face each other in the near future
  • Eddie Hearn has revealed the British pair could fight each other twice
  • He has also claimed one of the bouts may take place at Wembley Stadium
  • Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could sign a two-fight deal to finally face each other, with one of the bouts potentially taking place at Wembley Stadium.

    Joshua dispatched Francis Ngannou inside two rounds in Saudi Arabia earlier this month, and has now had three of his last five fights in the Middle Eastern country.

    SecondsOut Boxing News - Main News - Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua beats Tyson  Fury and here's why

  • Fury also fought in Saudi Arabia last time out against Ngannou, and is set to return there in May for his undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk.

    A win for Fury could set up a fight against Joshua, but fans have become concerned that the pair may not meet on British soil due to Saudi powerbroker Turki Alalshikh being able to offer boxers lucrative money to fight in the Middle East.

    However, Joshua’s promoter Hearn has raised hopes that his charge and Fury could meet in the UK, and even claimed that is something Alalshikh is exploring.

    ‘This is a gentleman called Turki Alalshikh, who is obviously a very influential figure in sports and entertainment in Saudi Arabia,’ Hearn said on The Sports Agents podcast.

    ‘He’s also the biggest fight fan I’ve ever met. And quite amazingly, he’s now talking about staging two Fury vs AJ fights – one in Saudi Arabia and one at Wembley Stadium.’

    Joshua and Fury have both fought at Wembley before, experiencing some of their best nights in boxing at the iconic venue.

    Boxing: An Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight is possible this summer,  according to Eddie Hearn | Marca

    AJ beat Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley in 2017, rising from the canvas to stop the Ukrainian in the 11th round of a back-and-forth contest.

    He returned the following year to knock out Russia’s Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round.

    Fury was also victorious at the national team stadium as he beat fellow Brit Dillian Whyte in 2022.

    Hearn would love to to bring a Joshua-Fury fight to Wembley, and insists Alalshikh is on board, but admits it is inevitable that big fights will continue to be made in Saudi Arabia in the coming months and years.

    Speaking about Alalshikh, Hearn added: ‘He’s one of those guys that listens and reads everything.

    ‘So he’s definitely read about, “I wish this fight was at Wembley”, or “It’s a shame the fight is in Saudi Arabia”.

    ‘I mean, we really must have more of a global vision in sport, boxing doesn’t just sit here but two Brits, fighting for the undisputed world championship, I think he would probably bring one of them to the UK, I really do. And that financially, they’ve got the ability to do that.’

The promoter is desperate to see a major fight at 140lbs.

Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn has called for WBO super lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez to face one of his new signings, IBF title holder Subriel Matias.

Lopez made a successful first defence of his title last week with a unanimous decision win over Jamaine Ortiz in Las Vegas. However, Lopez’s performance was met with criticism with some doubting whether he could be a force at 140lbs.

Jamaine Ortiz Teofimo Lopez

JUST IN: Gervonta Davis Should Fight Haney, Stevenson Before They Outgrow Him -Roy Jones Jr.

Following his win, Lopez continued to call out for a clash with unified welterweight champion Terence Crawford, but the Nebraska fighter has been quick to dismiss any challenges from Lopez.

Now Hearn has called for Lopez to face Matias in what would be a huge unification fight when detailing his plans for the Puerto Rican during an interview with Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel.

“I want him [Matias] to fight all the big fights at 140lbs,” Hearn said.

“You’ve got the winner of Haney against Ryan Garcia, just give me Teofimo Lopez for Subriel Matias.

“Please if you’re watching this, Teofimo Lopez please fight Subriel Matias, it will make me smile.”

READ NEXT

Francis Ngannou is bulking up, pushing sleds, and turning heads. But why? As he gears up to face Anthony Joshua on March 8th, his regimen speaks volumes. 

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, recently labeled the fight a “Jeopardy” match. Ngannou’s legs are stealing the spotlight.

Hearn’s nervousness adds a layer of intrigue. Can muscle mass translate to boxing prowess? Joshua, with his own string of KOs, seems unfazed. Yet, the focus is on Ngannou’s physique. Is this the secret weapon or a mere distraction? In the Saudi spotlights, will size be the deciding factor?

NEWS:  Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua: Could there actually be a path to making the all-British heavyweight super-fight happen?

Francis Ngannou AND Anthony Joshua

Francis Ngannou took to Instagram, sharing his intense training regimen with the world. Captioning his post “Work work work ☝🏿 #JoshuaNgannou,” he provided fans with a rare peek into his dedication. In the series of photos, Ngannou is seen in the initial position for a sled push exercise, functional strength training exercise where an individual pushes a weighted sled across a surface.

Impressively, the post quickly amassed over 29k likes. This strategic move not only showcases his physical readiness but also serves as a powerful statement of intent as he prepares to face Anthony Joshua. And fans were there to voice their opinions.

Pride of a continent: Ngannou as Africa’s champion

As Francis Ngannou’s training post captured the attention of fans worldwide, reactions poured in. One fan voiced a tactical observation, saying, “If you’ll survive third round of Joshua then you’ll be the winner..he gets tired so quick.” This comment underscores the strategic aspect of endurance in boxing matches, suggesting Ngannou’s stamina could be his key to victory.

Transitioning from strategy to support, this fan expressed apprehension for the opposition, remarking, “Bro muscles getting bigger I’m Nigerian but I’m scared for Joshua fr.” Another fan, highlighting Ngannou’s heritage, proudly declared, “The child of Africa.”

This fan’s comment, “We coming for all the titles. UFC eating their words. You are the main character. Best heavyweight ever,” speaks volumes about the confidence Ngannou’s fans have in his cross-sport potential and their belief in his superiority over both his past and future opponents.

This person directly addressed the competition with, “francisngannou you’re gonna beat @anthonyjoshua no matter what,” showcasing unwavering support and belief in Ngannou’s victory.

Together, these reactions paint a vivid picture of the public’s perception, ranging from strategic considerations to emotional investments, all eagerly awaiting the outcome of this titanic clash.

Together, these reactions paint a vivid picture of the public’s perception, ranging from strategic considerations to emotional investments, all eagerly awaiting the outcome of this titanic clash.

READ NEXT

There has been a thawing of the ice in the relationship between Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren of late and now Hearn has named the one fighter from the opposite stable he would like to promote and surprisingly it isn’t Tyson Fury.

For many years Hearn and Warren have traded verbal barbs, wound each other up and thrown mud at one another’s fights, events and operations.

In the last few months however and with the Saudi Entertainment chief Turki Alalshikh acting as an intermediary, they have come to talk and even work with one another.

Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury is a great bluff merchant, he ain't retiring - Bad Left Hook

JUST IN: Devin Haney Plans to Make Ryan Garcia “Quit” on April 20

The result is the much anticipated 5 v 5 showdown with fighters from each promotional outfit pitted against one another on June 1 on the undercard of the undisputed light heavyweight fight between Artur Beterbiev and Dimitri Bivol.

Now, speaking to DAZN, Hearn has named a fighter he would like to promote under his Matchroom banner and he went with a fast-rising featherweight.

“I like Nick Ball. Very entertaining scouse fighter. I think he’s going to get his shot soon at a big fight.

Hearn then adds a second thought.

“Or Tyson Fury, by the way.”

Queensbury boss Warren was then asked for his answer and went with the revered light heavyweight champion.

“Bivol’s there isn’t he.”

READ NEXT

Eddie Hearn has revealed that he’s now sent an official offer to Gervonta Davis for a fight with Conor Benn next.

Hearn said the bout is being eyed for April/May in the USA, if the American star is serious about taking it.

Following Benn’s win over Peter Dobson in Las Vegas on Saturday, he engaged in a fresh back-and-forth with Davis on social media.

This ended with them agreeing to fight next, though many are sceptical about Tank’s sincerity when it comes to working with Hearn.

On Wednesday, Hearn said in an interview on Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel: “Lots of talks with Gervonta Davis.

Gervonta Davis

RELATED: Gervonta Davis V Conor Benn: Tank claim he needs just three weeks to beat the Brit

“Firstly, those two are going back and forth, and I’ve spoken to Gervonta personally.

“He’ll be receiving an offer from us today for that fight. I think it’s a huge fight.

“Could happen in the UK, but we’re looking in America for that.

“You’ve got two fiery characters, Gervonta’s an outstanding fighter.

“He’s a super-featherweight really coming up to lightweight and boxing at super-lightweight, but he’s never boxed at welterweight.

“It’s a really tough fight for Conor Benn, Gervonta’s a pound-for-pound great, but I like the size advantage in that fight.

NEWS: Everything you need to know about Teofimo Lopez vs. Jamaine Ortiz fight tonight

“It will be the first time in a couple of fights that he’ll be fighting someone smaller than him, but he can really crack and he’s an outstanding fighter.

“So it’s a big ask for Conor, but this is what he wants, he wants those kind of tests.

“I think Gervonta Davis vs Conor Benn is a fight that can really light up America and the UK.

“So he will be getting our offer today. We wanna try and make the fight.”

READ MORE

Anthony Joshua will need to get past Deontay Wilder if he wants to fight Tyson Fury, according to John Fury.

JUST IN:“Outside of Deontay Wilder, Who…”: Tyson Fury Compared to Heavyweight Legends Like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier Draws Scathing Remarks From Fans… 

Having been in talks for a while, Joshua and Wilder were expected to clash in Saudi Arabia early next year, but negotiations have stalled.

Eddie Hearn AND Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

With that being said, promoter Eddie Hearn has since revealed that both boxers still want the fight and they are exploring other locations, such as Las Vegas or London.

And Joshua will need to make it happen if he wants to move on to the fight that British boxing fans have been craving for years against Tyson Fury.

As Tyson’s dad, John, has explained that Joshua needs to earn the fight with his son by beating Wilder.

“The only way that can happen is if he beats Deontay Wilder,” John told Mail Sport.

“Everyone is skipping Wilder and no one wants to face him. I can’t stand him as a man, but every boxer on the planet is s*** scared of him except the Gypsy King, who’s beat him twice.

“If AJ wants to face Tyson, let him defeat Wilder. No one wants Wilder. They can’t take Wilder’s power.”

John continued: “They’ve all got to face Wilder to get to ‘The Gypsy King’.

John Fury VS Tyson Fury

“If they think they’re going to tread low and then get paid multi millions when they don’t deserve it… at the end of the day, [Joshua] had an easy ride getting the belts. Let him earn his stripes to get to the Gypsy King.

“They’re going to have to line up and do something big. Tyson went to everyone’s back yard to get them titles.

“If Joshua beats Wilder, that fight can be made in 30 seconds.

“If AJ is good enough, let him beat Wilder and that makes this fight mega big.

“But at the moment it’s dead in the water because he doesn’t deserve it. He can’t face a few bums and face the Gypsy King, can he? I know the public want to see it but let him earn it.”

Before that though, Tyson has two fights lined up ahead of him.

Firstly, he will come up against Francis Ngannou on October 28 and then Tyson will take on Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight world titles, either towards the end of this year or early in 2024.

RELATED: Tyson Fury takes dig at Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather while driving “little” car