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Tyson Fury: Eddie Hearn knows Deontay Wilder chins Anthony Joshua

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Tyson Fury gives his damning verdict on why Joshua pulled out of Wilder fight
Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will not fight this year (Picture: Getty

Tyson Fury believes Eddie Hearn will not allow Anthony Joshua to fight Deontay Wilder because they are afraid of the WBC champion.

A unification fight between Wilder and Joshua has officially been put on hold after the WBA ordered the Brit to face his mandatory challenge, Alexander Povetkin.

Joshua is now expected to step in with Povetkin in September, while Wilder has reacted furiously to the news he has been pushed aside.

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Both sides have accused each other of playing games and former unified world champion Fury has now weighed in on the debate.

Its a very complicated situation, or at least theyre trying to make it that way. Joshua and his team have been offered $50million, which is about £38m, Fury said.

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A huge offer to fight anybody. You [could] offer any money to fight Wilder [but] theyre afraid of him. Wilder is all wrong for Joshua and Eddie Hearn knows that.

Boxing - Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker - World Heavyweight Title Unification Fight - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - March 31, 2018 Anthony Joshua before the fight Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
Tyson Fury thinks AJs team is afraid of Wilder (Picture: Reuters)

Eddie wants Joshua to get a few more fights in before he gets chinned by Wilder.

He added: I think itll happen but Joshua will have to a couple more fights to make a few quid while he can then hell do the fight.

Fury will be hoping to insert himself into the unification conversation in the next 12 months as he continues his comeback.

Anthony Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn (right) during the weigh in at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 30, 2018. See PA story BOXING Cardiff. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Eddie Hearn has irked Wilder (Picture: PA)
Tyson Fury gives his damning verdict on why Joshua pulled out of Wilder fight
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The 29-year-old disposed of Sefer Seferi in a mismatch on his return from a two-year absence last June and will be back in action on August 18.

Fury will fight on the undercard of Carl Framptons big night at Windsor Park and has said he hopes to be given a taller and bigger opponent in his second fight back.

Joshua and Wilder may reschedule their fight for April 13 at Wembley Stadium, but AJ is now set to take on Povetkin at the end of September.

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