Promoter Eddie Hearn has not had further discussions on Anthony Joshua’s postponement against Tyson Fury as the two champions are in a “very dangerous” position.
The undisputed world heavyweight title fight fell apart last month as WBC champion Tyson Fury was ordered by a referee to face Deontay Wilder, scheduled for Las Vegas on July 24, while Joshua is about to defend his world titles against Oleksandr Usyk.
US Fury promoter Bob Arum had suggested the Joshua fight could be rescheduled in December, but unified champion Hearn’s promoter admits negotiations cannot resume until the two British rivals are victorious.
“Do you know what, I’m thinking right now, let’s just forget about this fight,” Hearn said Air sports.
“The only good thing that comes out of that is that we have two good heavyweight fights. These aren’t big fights for Fury and AJ. They are both competitive and dangerous fights.
“This summer you have Fury-Wilder and hopefully AJ-Usyk as well. Two good heavyweight fights.
I don’t really want to get into this conversation. I want AJ to focus on Oleksandr Usyk.
“After those two nights are over, let’s go back to where we started before, because right now there’s no conversation on the other side to say, ‘Let’s just put it on the agenda to December or January. “I don’t really want to get into this conversation, I want AJ to focus on Oleksandr Usyk.
“Any work that takes place will take place behind closed doors, but we can’t make the same mistake we made against Andy Ruiz, namely, ‘We just want Wilder, we just want Wilder. “”
Wilder’s team could potentially aim for an undisputed world title clash later this year, if the American beats Fury, although co-director Shelly Finkel refuses to look beyond the trilogy fight.
“That would be the next obvious goal [undisputed fight with Joshua], but we can’t even think about it, “said Finkel Air sports last month.
“We have to focus totally on this fight. That’s what’s in front of him. That’s what’s important and that’s Deontay’s goal.
“Nothing will be greater than that, even if he then had to defeat Joshua. It is the most important thing for him.”
Hearn is set to accept the Usyk fight, which is set to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
He said Air sports: “We both alerted the WBO, myself and [Usyk’s promoter] Alex Krassyuk.
“The terms are agreed. The offer we made to them was accepted.
“We are moving forward on paper now. We are in the process of contracting with their team.”
Former Wilder opponent Malik Scott has been given a starring role on the Alabama man’s training squad as they attempt to avenge Fury’s seventh-round victory in last february.
Usyk also posted a video on social media of him preparing to challenge Joshua, another London 2012 Olympic gold medalist.
“In Wilder’s fight, technically he’s not a danger for a second of the fight,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “He has the power to turn off your lights, within a second of the fight.
“Usyk, who isn’t a huge puncher, is probably one of the most technically gifted fighters pound for pound. But I think AJ likes it. I think he wants to face that style, but he has to too. be ruthless in this combat area.
“Both of these fights are very dangerous in themselves and we hope and pray that the two Brits will come out of it.”