Eddie Hearn decides Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 plan for Anthony Joshua next fight date

While Joshua would ideally wait until crowds are allowed back in arenas in order to maximise his pay-day against Pulev, Hearn is aware he needs to get his client back in the ring as soon as possible to prepare him for a huge bout with Fury.

“He’s good, he [Joshua] gets it. He knows the numbers that would have been for June,” Hearn continued.

“When you talk to him and Robert McCracken, He’s not suffering for a few quid, so he needs to progress his career in the right way and more importantly prepare for the Tyson Fury fight.

“Pulev, coming off a year lay-off, is really good preparation, in my opinion, for Tyson Fury.

“Not stylistically, but just to get in with a big heavyweight, get that big momentum, hopefully score a big knockout and move forward into that fight in 2021.

“We would have taken £5m on the gate, so now there is a £5m hole in the AJ fight.

source: express.co.uk