Eddie Hearn hopes to officially announce Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury on Saturday during Billy Joe Saunders vs Canelo

EDDIE HEARN wants to officially announce the £200million Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury clash in Texas next Saturday.

Matchroom boss Hearn will be in the state promoting Billy Joe Saunders’ world super-middleweight clash with Canelo Alvarez.

Fury is due at ringside and AJ’s promoter Hearn said: “Next week could be massive.

“Hopefully we can announce the big one out there as Fury will be there.

“It would be amazing to announce that before or after the fight as it’s a massive show.”

It is understood both camps have the full contract for the world heavyweight unification fight, now scheduled for August 7 in Saudi Arabia.

Hopefully we can announce the big one out there as Fury will be there

Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum had thrown the mega-fight into doubt after claiming the Saudi venue was “a mirage” and the bout was “dead in the water”.

But AJ’s promoter Hearn insists the details of the contract are being agreed by both fighters’ lawyers and the Saudi government.

Hearn added: “We are all systems go. The fight is on, this fight is happening.

“All sides are reviewing the contract. I believe we will get an answer next week. I saw Bob Arum’s comments about the fight being dead but we know what we are doing.”

Meanwhile, Britain’s former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno believes Fury will win.

Bruno said on the Don’t Tell Me The Score podcast: “My money is on Fury. He’s more experienced than Joshua, who still has a lot to learn.

“Fury will take him to the cleaners. He’s going to school him!”


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