EDDIE HEARN has fired a warning shot to Tyson Fury by claiming that Anthony Joshua will knock him out.
The Matchroom promoter also dismissed the Gypsy King memorably rising from the canvas against Deontay Wilder in their first fight by insisting that none of the shots that hit him were 'clean'.
SunSport previously reported that AJ's heavyweight unification bout with Fury is edging ever closer with contract talks due this week.
Boxing fans around the world have been clamouring for the fight since Fury's demolition of former WBC king Wilder last February.
The two had battled to a controversial split decision draw in 2018 with the Gypsy King epically recovering from a 12th-round knockdown.
But AJ's promoter Hearn has maintained that Wilder's two-shot combo didn't even connect properly.
I know that Fury got up from a Wilder shot the two-shot combination, which he wrote very well. None of those shots him particularly clean
The 41-year-old also shared his belief that undefeated Fury has been hurt already in other fights and Joshua will present a different challenge.
Speaking on the Toe 2 Toe Podcast, he said: “I believe he (Anthony Joshua) knocks Tyson Fury out.
“You know, I know that Fury got up from a Wilder shot, the two-shot combination, which he wrote very well.
“None of those shots hit him particularly clean. They were still heavy shots. But you know, you’ve seen him (Tyson Fury) down against Cunningham.”
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Hearn added: “You know, you’ve seen him (Tyson Fury) hurt before and other fights and AJ is a different kind of beast.”
AJ's fight with Brit rival Fury was recently given a huge boost after the WBO contacted Oleksandr Usyk over fighting Joe Joyce.
The Ukrainian has hinted he is willing to be paid off, and his manager confirmed Frank Warren's son has contacted him to fight Joyce, 35.
That would see the pair fight for the 'interim' belt, promising the winner a shot at the title next, or inheriting the full version if it was vacated.
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