Tyson Fury booed in Texas as Eddie Hearn hints at Anthony Joshua announcement ‘next week’


Tyson Fury looking at the camera: Tyson Fury believes he is a few months away from heavyweight supremacy (Photo: Matchroom)Tyson Fury believes he is a few months away from heavyweight supremacy Tyson Fury headed to Texas for the biggest indoor boxing event in US history as his friend Billy Joe Saunders took on Canelo Alvarez, but was hardly well-received.

The “trash talk” in the build up to the super-middleweight unification bout was relentless, as most bouts involving Saunders are, and Fury flew in from Las Vegas ahead of the bout to talk up his friend’s chances.

The self-titled “Gypsy King” has tried to curry favour in the US previously, walking to the ring bedecked in the stars and stripes of the American flag when he fought Tom Schwarz, the outfit a nod to the fictional character from the Rocky films Apollo Creed as well as the country he was fighting in.

On this occasion though, he was firmly backing the British fighter and when he appeared on the big screen at the AT&T Stadium after the fourth round, he was roundly booed by the partisan crowd – although he had been mobbed by fans ringside when he had initially arrived in the arena.

Eddie Hearn standing in front of a microphone: Hearn has promised an announcement next week (Photo: Matchroom)Hearn has promised an announcement next week However, they were happy to hear promoter Eddie Hearn bring some positive news, or at least promise there would be some positive news soon, about the heavyweight showdown between Fury and Anthony Joshua.

“We’ve got a good bit of news coming for you next week,” Hearn said after claiming that Alvarez and Joshua were the two biggest stars in world boxing.

When pressed on the issue afterwards, he added that “by our Manchester show [15 May], you’ll have the news”.

“We’ve been talking to all the governing bodies, we’ve been giving them all the information, the date, the venue – and the news is [next week] you’ll get the date, and the venue, and the confirmation.

“The fight has been on for about three weeks!”

The first Joshua vs Fury fight is expected to take place in Saudi Arabia, where the sporting authorities are expected to fork out that could reach £100million, with dates at the end of July and beginning of August all being mooted, with Saturday 14 August the latest frontrunner for the showdown in Jeddah.

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