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Anthony Joshua could face WBO mandatory next if Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder fail to agree fight

Anthony Joshua could face WBO mandatory next if Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder fail to agree fight

Eddie Hearn has told ESPN that the delay in announcing a fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder could harm the chances of Anthony Joshua facing the winner in April.

WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Joshua faces mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on Saturday.

Editor's Picks Joshua has public workout, eyes 8th-round KO Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua went through the paces of a public workout on Wednesday at York Hall in London, just days before he will make his sixth defense against Alexander Povetkin.

"We need to know if they [Wilder's camp] want the fight in April," Hearn told ESPN at Joshua's open workout at York Hall on Wednesday.

Fury's promoter Warren told IFL TV earlier this week that a press conference will take place in London on Monday, Sept. 24, with a promotional tour set to follow, though Hearn said he isn't convinced.

Source: www.espn.co.uk
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