Although WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been approved by the governing body to rematch Tyson Fury, WBA/IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is still hopeful they can clash in a unification battle at Wembley Stadium on April 13.
Hearn wants to stage the heavyweight battle in April and when asked if he thought the fight could happen despite the WBC’s ruling Hearn, talking to Sky Sports, said: "No, I think the wording was everything in that one, sanctioned not ordered.
"I think what they’re saying is they would approve the rematch. Dominic Breazeale is the mandatory, who is supposed to fight the winner, so what they’re saying is that they would allow the rematch.
"As far as I see, they haven’t ordered it. We’ll see. I don’t think it really changes much. If Wilder wants to fight Fury, he’ll fight Fury.
"If he wants to be undisputed, he’ll fight Joshua. It [unification] can trump anything. I don’t know how much that means to Wilder. It means everything to us, means everything to Joshua, but the rematch is a big fight."
That’s said if Joshua vs Wilder is a non starter then Hearn has other options: "The AJ-Wilder fight is a huge fight," addedHearn. "AJ against Fury is a huge fight. AJ against Dillian Whyte is a big fight. Dillian Whyte is fighting Chisora on December 22, so we’ll see what happens in that one, and anything can happen”.