Eddie Hearn, a prominent boxing promoter, has hinted at an epic “£323 million” event in which Tyson Fury would fight Oleksandr Usyk on the same card as Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Joshua recently defeated Jermaine Franklin by unanimous decision for the first time in eight months.
Fury and Usyk had been discussing a fight that would make them the first undisputed heavyweight champion in two decades before the fight, but they couldn’t agree on the financial terms. Hearn, whose client Anthony Joshua lost his heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk in 2022, has now revealed an epic card that was proposed to him. Although Oleksandr Usyk has not fought since retaining his titles,
AJ’s big fight will be in December, and it will be in the Middle East. That will be Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury,’ he told IFL TV.
Tyson Wrath, Anthony Joshua, Usyk and More stunning could go head to head on same night in legendary �325m four-man Saudi competition – Boxing advertiser Eddie Hearn uncovers
‘There have been discussions with individuals who might want to have Wrath versus Usyk and Joshua versus More stunning on that very night.
‘It will cost huge load of cash, yet entirely would be epic.’
The promoter later revealed the proposed event could cost ‘£323m’, and added that Joshua had not yet decided if he would take a fight in July before a major bout in December.
Usyk has not fought since winning and then retaining the IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles off Joshua in back-to-back fights.
Usyk may have to fight Zhilei Zhang, who became mandatory challenger after winning the WBO interim title off Joe Joyce, but the Chinese boxer is expected to fight Daniel Dubois first.
If a fight between Wilder and Joshua was on the table, it seems likely the American would take it after his trainer Malik Scott recently claimed it was ‘the only fight’ he would be up for.
‘I’m very, very big on Deontay fighting Anthony Joshua,’ he said. ‘I believe that it’s good not just for boxing.
‘I believe that Deontay fighting Anthony Joshua is that type of fight that motivates not just the little kid in the inner city that’s trying to make it to the top to provide for their family, but also the businessman.
‘It’s good for mankind. It would be a real tragedy if this fight doesn’t happen.
‘That’s the fight I’m polling for every time someone asks me what’s next for Deontay.’