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Eddie Hearn predicts Deontay Wilder will KO Tyson Fury after hearing Gypsy King’s troubles during training camp

EDDIE HEARN believes Deontay Wilder will knock out Tyson Fury after hearing that the Gypsy King has had issues in his training camp.

The promoter made the astonishing prediction ahead of the Bronze Bomber's rematch with the Brit on February 22, when they fight for the WBC title for a second time.

But with unified champion Anthony Joshua, 30, desperate for the chance to face the winner for all the marbles, Hearn wants Fury to join AJ at the top of the division.

The Matchroom Boxing boss is adamant KO king Wilder wants nothing to do with Joshua, meaning he will be supporting the Gypsy King in Las Vegas in the hope of making a winner-takes-all bout.

Hearn told talkSPORT: "I've heard a few things in the camp - it might be rubbish but I do think Wilder will win by stoppage.

“I hope he doesn't and I would love to see Tyson Fury make the fight because one thing is for sure - he will fight Anthony Joshua, he actually wants to and I know AJ wants to fight Tyson Fury.

"It's a very quick deal to make. Wilder said Joshua is not relevant.

“He owns four belts and is the biggest star of the heavyweight division, so of course he is relevant, but he wants to fight the winner because he can't call himself the best otherwise."

Hearn claimed offers to Wilder and Fury to fight AJ were declined with the pair both sent a 60/40 deal in which Joshua takes the lion's share.

But with Wilder and Fury set to complete the second of their two high-profile fights next week, Hearn concedes the winner in Vegas deserves a fair 50/50 contract for what would be an undisputed title decider.

He explained: "The winner has to fight Anthony Joshua. The fact is we've made offers to Fury and Wilder of 60/40 way before they were actually as relevant as they are now and they actually both turned it down.

"They both wanted 50/50 and like I said in an interview the other day maybe we have to make that offer next.

"I do think you have to give those guys credit, Wilder and Fury, there was a time where they weren't as relevant as they are now. Now it's a big fight and they are stars."

Eddie Hearn says that both Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua want to fight each other to see who the best fighter is

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