Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has expressed confidence of landing a deal to secure back-to-back world title fights Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury in 2021.
Hearn is eager to fulfill the nation’s wish to watch Britain’s two best heavyweights square off to become the undisputed champion.
But Hearn, who revealed he missed FaceTime calls from Fury insists Dillian Whyte deserves his chance to become WBC Champion.
“I had a couple of missed FaceTime calls from Tyson the other day, so did AJ,” Hearn told iFLTV
“I had two missed calls. I was out in the garden and came back in and had missed calls from him.
“I called him back and texted him saying I’d missed his call but I was around.
“Then I spoke to AJ and said ‘I had missed calls from Tyson’ and he said, ‘you know what, so did I’. Don’t know what he was up to, but think he was just on a wind-up.
“I just believe AJ beats Tyson Fury and I believe he knocks him out.
“I think it’s a wonderful fight and I’m very, very confident that you will see one or two of those in 2021 and were working hard to deliver that.”
Fury will first need to beat American rival Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight to fulfill contractual obligations.
But Hearn doubts if Wilder will be ready to fight Fury anytime this year.
He added: “Back-to-back? Yes. But you’ve got all sorts of problems, you’ve got the Deontay Wilder problem, Dillian (Whyte) is the mandatory for Fury too.
“When we see them will be interesting. I’m not sure Wilder will be ready this year so I’d like to see Dillian jump in and fight Fury at the end of this year.
“If Wilder’s not ready it should 100 per cent be made by the WBC.
“People want to see Fury versus Joshua. One of the biggest fights in boxing history.
“But we can not ignore that Dillian Whyte has been treated unfairly by the WBC and he must get his shot before February 2021.”