Eddie Hearn trying to lure Deonaty Wilder into AJ fight by questioning American's ambition

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman stated the governing body would sanction the rematch with Wilder and Fury meaning the champion would not have to face a mandatory challenger.

However, promoter of Anthony Joshua, Hearn, told Sky Sports that the WBC’s decision will not affect the possibility of the fight taking place, citing the rematch was ‘sanctioned’ not ‘ordered.’

Hearn said: “I think the wording was everything in that one, sanctioned not ordered. I think what they’re saying is they would approve the rematch.

"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 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.”

Wilder and Fury fought to a controversial split decision draw on December 1, in a WBC heavyweight title fight that the Gypsy King looked to have won.

Fury outboxed Wilder, 33, for much of the bout, despite being dropped twice, but the 30-year-old's efforts was only enough to secure a draw.

Hearn’s rival promoter, Frank Warren, told The Times that Fury is now the No 1 heavyweight in the world, after his display in LA. 

Warren said: “Tyson is No 1 now, end of story. It’s all changed. Joshua is under scrutiny now.

"The public won’t accept poor matches. He has become a corporate animal.

"Fury is the man of the people. He’s a boxing genius.”

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