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TYSON FURY is gearing up for his huge rematch with Deontay Wilder, who has revealed he broke his hand when facing the Gypsy King in 2018.

And Eddie Hearn says Fury must win, if the world is to ever see a unification fight against Anthony Joshua.

AJ has said he wants a match-up against Fury or Wilder before the end of 2020.

Follow all the latest updates from the world of boxing below...

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey33 minutes ago18th February 2020

    EYE WORRY FOR YOU

    Tyson Fury's big danger against Deontay Wilder could be cuts, David Haye has warned.

    The unbeaten Gypsy King suffered a horrendous cut above his eye last time out.

    And ahead of Saturday's rematch, the Hayemaker said: “You’re fighting someone who only needs to hit you once and it’s over.

    “You need to make sure that your defence is more airtight than ever before.

    “In my mind, particularly with the big cut he got in his last fight, it just needs one or two shots from Wilder and that cut is open — then you’ve got one eye.”

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey2 hours ago18th February 2020

    FURY'S WILD WHISPERS

    DEONTAY WILDER has revealed the only thing he does not like about Tyson Fury

    Ahead of Saturday's world title rematch, Yank Wilder said of his fellow unbeaten heavyweight: “I like Tyson Fury as a fighter and as a person.

    ” He’s a breath of fresh air. The only thing that annoys me is in every clinch during our first fight, Fury kept whispering ‘Dosser’. I’m like, 'man, just fight'.”

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey4 hours ago18th February 2020

    DON'T THREE'S ME OUT

    Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to hurry up with their trilogy fight so he can take on the winner.

    Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn claimed the “world will not be satisfied” until his man has beaten the victor of Saturday's big fight.

    Fury and Wilder will step into the ring for their long-awaited rematch on Saturday night in Las Vegas with the American's WBC heavyweight belt on the line once again.

    And with Joshua reclaiming the IBF, WBA and WBO titles by beating Andy Ruiz Jr at the second time of asking in December, he is eager to take on the winner in an attempt to take control of the heavyweight division.

    And speaking ahead of the big bout, Hearn said: “Everybody has opinions but it's impossible to say.

    “My opinion is that Joshua is the best but, until he beats the winner, the world will not be satisfied.

    “We have to put the pressure on the winner to finally get our fight on in 2020.

    “We will have a conversation and say: 'Are you doing a third fight? If so, can you do it quickly please?”

    Fury confirmed a Wilder trilogy fight will take place and Hearn admitted it would be less of a headache to arrange a match with the Gypsy King.

    He added: “It's easier on the Fury side because it's just a conversation with [his US-based promoter] Bob Arum and [his management] MTK.

    “Wilder might not even want to know.”

    Asked if he agreed a bout with Joshua is the next step should he win on Saturday, Fury told Sky Sports: “No, I don't unfortunately. I've got another fight with Wilder.

    “I've got a trilogy with old Deontay Wilder. And then we'll see where that goes. And then who knows? May have a fourth and fifth fight.

    “There’s too much money in the pot for him [Wilder] not to want a rematch.

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey5 hours ago18th February 2020

    CALL ME MAYBE

    FLOYD MAYWEATHER looks set to make his return to the ring this year.

    His last fight came in December 2018 with an easy exhibition win over Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

    The legendary boxer is reportedly keen on showcasing his skills at the ripe old age of 42. And there are plenty of opponents Mayweather could have the option of facing in 2020.

    Here, SunSport looks at five opponents who could step in the ring with the 50-0 undefeated supremo, who could even be fighting two of them on the SAME day

  • Ian Tuckey 's avatarIan Tuckey5 hours ago18th February 2020

    AJ WANTS QUICK FURY/WILDER DECISION

    Anthony Joshua will “pressure” Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to quickly sort out a third fight or take him on in a unifying showpiece this year, according to Eddie Hearn.

    The promoter told Sky Sports: “My opinion is that Joshua is the best but, until he beats the winner, the world will not be satisfied.

    “We have to put the pressure on the winner to finally get our fight on in 2020.

    “We will have a conversation and say: 'Are you doing a third fight? If so, can you do it quickly please?'”