Anthony Joshua wants to ‘absolutely DEMOLISH’ Tyson Fury and is ready to ‘go to war’ in their £100m Saudi Arabia showdown, insists promoter Eddie Hearn
- Eddie Hearn said Anthony Joshua plans to ‘absolutely demolish’ Tyson Fury
- The two British heavyweight are close to finalising a fight in Saudi Arabia
- Hearn said Joshua is ready to ‘go to war’ with trash-talking Fury in the ring
Eddie Hearn has claimed that Anthony Joshua wants to ‘absolutely demolish’ Tyson Fury in their upcoming fight in Saudi Arabia.
The most anticipated heavyweight title fight in years has finally been scheduled for August 14, according to Hearn, though it has not been officially announced.
Joshua and Fury have traded many insults over the past few years, antics which have only increased the hype around the their £100million clash.
Eddie Hearn has said that Anthony Joshua will ‘absolutely demolish’ Tyson Fury in the ring
The British heavyweight rivals have agreed to meet in the Middle East for their mega-fight
Fans have been frustrated at how long talk of a fight has dragged on, but Hearn insists the formal announcement is round the corner.
‘When the announcement comes and the press conferences start, the pleasantries will go away and it will become personal,’ Hearn told Sky Sports.
‘It doesn’t matter who respects who. Both sides are desperate to win because this is everything. There are no fun and games. It’s “them and us”. AJ will go to war with Fury. He has plans to absolutely demolish him.
‘That’s what I believe he will do. In the meantime we will go through the build-up, which will be a lot of fun, before the biggest event of 2021.’
And Hearn says that the Saudis will build a new venue for the £100m showdown this summer
While Joshua is known to be a more reserved character than the maverick Fury, Hearn said the Watford fighter was ‘excited’ about the constant back-and-forth with the Gypsy King.
‘You will get a different AJ in this build-up. He’s excited because he’s never really, apart from the Dillian Whyte fight, been in a trash-talk environment. He will enjoy it,’ he said.
‘AJ has got the bit between his teeth, goading him a bit. I’m sure these two DM each other, goading each other. I get DMs from Fury – sometimes pleasant, sometimes unpleasant!’
The August 14 fight date would appear to clear the scheduling conflict of Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken, who will be leading the British boxing team at the Tokyo Olympics until August 8.
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