The Gypsy King has retired for now, with Joshua trying to regain his belts against Oleksandr Usyk later this month.
If AJ can win, then it will set up a clash with Fury for the undisputed heavyweight champion tag should a deal be agreed between all parties.
Anyone who is a fan of boxing has been anchoring for this fight for the last few years to finally settle the debate once and for all about who is actually better between the two.
Fury is undefeated in his professional career, with only once looking like genuinely losing when he had a draw in the first of the trilogy fights with Deontay Wilder. In comparison, AJ has lost two of his last three fights.
Joshua who has been a large part of Eddie Hearn’s success as a promoter with both Sky Sports and now joining him at DAZN, has a lot to thank that Matchroom man for.
However, talking on Jaackmaate’s Happy Hour Podcast, Hearn admitted that Fury is the better between the two heavyweights.
He went on to say: “If you asked me right now, who’s the best heavyweight in the world, I would say Tyson Fury. Pains us to say it but that’s facts.”
He then talked about the chats he held with Fury about signing him when he made his comeback before talking about the A-Side vs B-Side potential fallout: “Fury was always the B-Side commercially, but the rise of Tyson Fury in the last two years, like he’s put himself right up there.
“At the moment, on paper Tyson Fury’s the best heavyweight in the world. If AJ beats Usyk, it’s arguable you know, but like again, you get to a point, I think as they get older it’s easier, I think people just go ‘oh look, who cares’ AJ’s got in a position before when walk-in second and he’s actually one of them that goes “I don’t care, I just want to fight.’
“But, when two people don’t like each other, no one wants to give an inch and it’s so frustrating, like you know, it could be the changing rooms on the night ‘I want first choice of changing room’ are you f*****g joking? You’re getting 100 mil, shut up! Get changed in the car park!”