Eddie Hearn has dismissed claims suggesting Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could possibly be delayed to later within the 12 months as a way to maximise income generated by the profitable web site deal.
AJ’s promoter revealed on Monday that contracts are signed for the undisputed heavyweight title combat, with simply the date and venue left to be resolved.
A number of overseas nations are actually bidding large cash to attempt to safe the competition.
June/July has been persistently touted because the goal date, however there have been rumours that the combat could possibly be pushed again as international locations might pay extra money when varied COVID restrictions are lifted.
When requested if he’s assured the combat will occur this summer time Hearn informed White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “Yeah, that’s 100 per cent the main target.
“We all know it’s a troublesome world in the mean time, we all know there’s journey restrictions, we all know world economies are crumbling, however finally that’s the date of the combat.
“Persons are speaking about, ‘Some folks would possibly want this combat to happen in September/October/November.’
“Nicely, ‘some folks’ aren’t us. We would like Fury towards AJ, two fights this 12 months.
“That is what we’ve signed as much as, that is what we’re speaking to all of the related websites and approaches that we’ve had is a two-fight settlement, one in June/July, one in November/December.
“Not afterward within the 12 months and so forth.”
Relating to claims the location price might rise enormously if the combat is delayed, Hearn laughed and added: “I don’t know the place all this info’s coming from, however everybody’s simply guessing.
“The reality is we’ve had seven or eight affords already for this combat in the summertime.
“I feel most individuals would favor the combat to happen slightly bit later due to the uncertainty all over the world – it’s not on the desk.
“What’s on the desk is a combat in the summertime for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.
“Yesterday we had two calls with two potential websites who’re in fact very, very enthusiastic about this chance.
“From Prime Rank’s aspect and Staff Fury’s aspect, they’re having calls as nicely.
“I had one completely loopy strategy yesterday which was quirky, which was thrilling and we’ve quite a few conversations this week as nicely.
“Exterior of possibly the Olympic video games, that is the most important property within the sporting world this 12 months, so far as I’m involved.
“The demand is big. What’s on the desk is the undisputed heavyweight world championship combat, June or July of this 12 months.
“That’s what we’re working in the direction of and we are going to guarantee that we maximise the alternatives for the fighters.
“We’re shifting shortly, we wanna get this wrapped up within the subsequent 28 days.
“We are going to current these [offers] to the fighters and the fighters would be the ones that select the place this combat will happen.
“Anthony Joshua, I promise you proper now, he stated to me final evening, ‘I’ll do it in your backyard, I’ll do it in my backyard, I simply wanna get my palms on Tyson Fury.’”