Hearn will send Joshua into action against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 with his IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles on the line. Then, two weeks later, Fury will complete his trilogy against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas (live on BT Sport Box Office).
Most UK fight fans are still hoping that should both men come out victorious, they could finally meet in a blockbusting unification match in early 2022.
Frank Warren responds to Hearn
Earlier this week Hearn stoked the fire between the two camps when he questioned whether Fury vs Wilder 3 would happen on October 9, and speculated about the state of ticket sales. On Thursday it was Warren’s turn to hit back.
Speaking during an interview with IFL TV, the Queensberry Promotions supremo said: “I noticed yesterday Hearn put out about the show’s being cancelled in Vegas and all this stuff, which is absolute bulls**t about no tickets being sold and all of this stuff. Again it’s rubbish, that show is on.
“Let me tell you something, we’ve sold more tickets than they’ve done DAZN subscriptions in September.”
Fury joked that he was cancelling his DAZN subscription after the recent price rise from £1.99 per month to £7.99 per month. Warren meanwhile said: “I was surprised they did it at £1.99. I don’t know what their model is. Their model is they’re extremely lucky that they’ve got one of the wealthiest men in the country backing them (Len Blavatnik). He’s an extremely wealthy guy and a very successful businessman.”
What’s next for Fury after Wilder?
Fury has also been talking about what comes next after that Wilder trilogy fight. He claims he will fight Dillian Whyte in the UK in December, followed by that eagerly-awaited double header with Joshua in 2022.
‘The Gypsy King’ is currently trading at around the 2/7 mark in the odds for his clash with Wilder – a firm favourite to remain unbeaten and move on to bigger challenges.