Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has questioned Deontay Wilder’s eagerness to unify the heavyweight division and has revealed that ‘AJ’ is willing to face Tyson Fury in April should ‘The Bronze Bomber’ decide not to fight him.
“It was a great performance from Tyson Fury, (but) there’s obviously a rematch with Wilder,” Hearn told talkSPORT.
“But I don’t know how important that is to him. It’s certainly important to us. And it should be important to everyone’s legacy.
“We’d fight Fury in April. He messaged me the other day and I passed on my congratulations.
“He deserves a huge amount of respect for proving me wrong again.
“What a time for the heavyweight division. I believe we have the number one heavyweight in the world. And he’s going to consistently prove that over time. And we’ll see what happens on April 13.”
Amir has urged Kell Brook to stop ‘cheating’ the British public by fighting ‘bums’ and make a serious effort to face him.
“He’s not really fighting anyone,” Khan said of Brook in an exclusive interview with Express Sport. "I really don’t really worry about him getting beat or not. I just think he’s fighting a nobody, really.
"Stop cheating the people in the UK saying that you want to fight me but you’re fighting all these bums knowing that the fight between us can’t happen (right now).
"Just up your game a little bit, Kell. Start showing the world that you are really interested in the fight. Fight some decent opponents instead of fighting these bums and let’s make it happen.”
Fury has warned Wilder he’s going to have to up his game when they rematch one another.
“Fury’s in the gym this morning, dreaming about Deontay Wilder,” ‘The Gypsy King’ said. “Sleeping, eating, and breathing Deontay Wilder.
“Don’t go to sleep on me. I’m going to bring in the New Year.
“You’re going to need more than a million judges to beat me next time, because the world knows the truth.”