Anthony Joshua will reportedly face Tyson Fury within the Battle of Britain mega-fight this summer time if he beats Jermaine Franklin on Saturday April 1.
In response to reviews, the world title heavyweight Battle of Britain will seemingly occur due to the collapse of Fury\’s April 29 battle with Oleksandr Usyk to seek out the primary undisputed world heavyweight champion for nearly 20 years.
Joshua can be beneath strain to keep away from a disastrous loss to American slugger Jermaine Franklin on the O2 this weekend.
Now he has been instructed by his promoter, Eddie Hearn that the Fury battle shouldn\’t be solely again on the desk if he wins however that the deal is already carried out in principal.
Hearn says: \’I really consider that so long as AJ beats Franklin we are going to see him towards Fury in the summertime.
\’Either side had a deal finalised for a December battle. That battle fell by way of however the contract continues to be with either side.
\’Disputes over purse splits wrecked Fury-Usyk however we\’ve got an settlement instead of 60-40 in Tyson\’s favour. He was going to get 70-30 towards Usyk however everybody accepts that AJ is a much bigger draw for the UK followers than Oleksandr.
\’I\’ve had talks this week with George Warren (Fury promoter Frank Warren\’s son and consigliere) and basically the unique contract continues to be in place.
\’And everyone knows that the timing is ideal now, because it occurs due to the circumstances with Usyk. And that that is the final probability for this big battle to occur.
\’I anticipate to be exchanging pilot contracts with Queensberry quickly. Perhaps as early as subsequent week. AJ is aware of there is a massive alternative. Finally. A lot at stake now. However he additionally has his complete deal with Franklin.
\’Who, by the best way, is in completely ripped situation. A lot better than for his battle with Dillian Whyte.
\’Now I am much more nervous about Saturday night time.\’
Fury vowed he would by no means once more entertain a Joshua battle after the December cancellation. However with Usyk\’s withdrawal the Gypsy King has the prospect to resurrect one of many largest Home fights of all time.