Joshua, Fury fight will happen in 2021 — Promoter

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua will lock horns with domestic rival Tyson Fury at the start of 2021, according to Matchroom chief Barry Hearn.The UK currently enjoys full control of the heavyweight division, with Joshua holding the WBA ‘Super’, WBO and IBF straps and Fury ripping the WBC title from Deontay Wilder ’s grasp in February. Since the Gypsy King did so, talk of an undisputed showdown between the British duo has surfaced.Fury must first get past Wilder again later this year, however, after the American activated the rematch clause in their contract, while Joshua is scheduled to face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.But Hearn, who recently recovered from a heart attack, believes a dream matchup between the pair is “95 per cent” certain to happen at the start of next year.“Anthony Joshua is probably the easiest boxer I have ever worked with, he literally will fight anybody and he is very keen on unifying the titles and Tyson has the missing belt,” the 71-year-old told Betfred.“Tyson is not afraid of anyone, at the same time, and he knows if he beats Joshua he will be an even bigger global figure. “The good news about this pile-up of global sport events is that there will be competition for airtime when sport returns and people will not pay for tick-over contests.“I think we have an excellent chance of seeing that fight, I would say 50-50 it is this year and, if it is not this year, then it’s 95-5 for early 2021.”Joshua recently threw down the gauntlet to Fury, insisting he needs to get the better of him to be considered the No.1 fighter in the division.“Come fight me, you really want to say you’re No 1, come fight me,” he told Sky Sports.“Let’s get it on, I’ve got the rest of the belts so it only makes sense.” Tags: Anthony JoshuaBarry HearnDeontay WilderTyson Furylast_img read more

Exclusive – Cash in on Liverpool target, says former Aston Villa star

first_imgFormer Aston Villa star Alan McInally has told the club to cash in on Liverpool target Christian Benteke and use the money to fund a squad overhaul.The Belgian striker has been a big hit at Villa Park, where he has scored 42 goals in 88 Premier League games, but is now keen on a move to bigger club.And McInally reckons if the Reds bid enough for the forward then the powers that be should allow him to leave and let manager Tim Sherwood splash the cash this summer.“I don’t think he wants to stay and it’s really difficult to make him stay,” he told the Sports Bar.“If someone is going to give you £30million for him, I think you let him go. You pat him on the back, wish him good luck.“Hopefully Tim Sherwood will get the lions’ share of the fund from the transfer to try and improve the squad.last_img read more


first_imgEmergency personnel at the scene of this evening’s crash in Letterkenny.UPDATED 8.15PM – Gardai have identified a man involved in a hit-and-run in Letterkenny – after he arrived in a local petrol station wearing just one shoe!The man was driving an unidentified car which smashed into an Audi A4 on De Valera Road close to the local fire station after 4.20pm.At least two other cars were involved in the incident. The car failed to remain at the scene and sped off.However Donegal Daily has learned the driver subsequently abandoned the car.The man, wearing only one shoe, then called into Tobin’s Garage on the Port Road asking for someone to phone him a taxi.The man then fled the shop and jumped over a fence and rans towards the LYIT. Gardai have called to Tobins and have downloaded CCTV footage of the man.The accident led to serious traffic delays around the town.The emergency services were on the scene of the incident within minutes.It is not known yet if anyone has ben serious injured.Gardai have appealed to anybody who was in the vicinity of the crash to contact them if they witnessed what happened. GARDAI HUNT DRIVER AFTER HIT-AND-RUN SMASH IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:crashde valera roaddonegalGardaihit and runletterkennylast_img read more