Hearn hints at unique ring walk for Fury and Joshua fight

Eddie Hearn has announced that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could perform their ring walks simultaneously when they finally face off.

Hearn announced to Behind the Gloves last week that a site deal had been approved by both fighters – but there has still been no official announcement of the fight.

Fans have been eagerly anticipating one for a while now, but in the meantime more small details are beginning to emerge.

This latest piece of news would, if it happens, potentially solve a minor headache for the fight’s promoters.

Traditionally, the challenger would walk to the ring first, with the champion then following. However, as both Fury and Joshua hold heavyweight titles, there may be an issue that needs to be solved before the fight gets underway.

When asked about the ring walks, Hearn replied: “Maybe they will walk at the same time.

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“It would be unique. From different sides of the arena. That would solve a problem.”

Hearn announced as Matchroom chairman

It was announced earlier on Tuesday that Eddie Hearn would be taking over as chairman of Matchroom Sport.

He is replacing his father Barry, who is stepping down from the position after 42 years, as well as from his roles as chairman of World Snooker and the Professional Darts Corporation.

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Eddie is to take over as chairman of the PDC, with Steve Dawson taking over as the chairman of World Snooker when the current World Snooker Championship ends next month.

Eddie said via Twitter: “Today is a major day for our family as my dad steps aside as Chairman of Matchroom Sport and I take up the role.

“Anyone that knows me is well aware of what Matchroom means to me and our family.

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“I look forward to continuing the global growth of this astonishing family business.”

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