Fury’s trilogy meeting with Wilder is targeted for December 19, according to his US-based promoters Top Rank.
Should he emerge victorious again, and Joshua beat his mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev, it would pave the way for a monumental clash between ‘the Gypsy King’ and AJ next year.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Heard denied that the meeting was staged and recounted exactly when his man had told his rival.
“Although people thought it was staged, it definitely wasn’t,” Hearn told Sky Sports News about their meeting in Marbella.
“‘Make sure you beat Deontay Wilder, make sure you beat Kubrat Pulev, see you next year’.
“The two respect each other. It will be a great build-up, backwards and forwards, two very different characters.
“It’s the biggest fight in world boxing. Both guys are fully on board but need to get the job in December.
“AJ’s fight date is looking like early December.
“There is an agreement between the two of them and the parties to take those fights, two of them, in 2021,” Hearn said.
“We’re in a good place but, as the world has shown us in 2020, anything can happen.
“Right now? The focus for AJ in on Pulev. The focus for Fury is on Wilder again.
“AJ is in good spirits and is starting camp now for Pulev.”
Hearn also spoke about Fight Camp, a behind-closed-doors venue at Matchroom Boxing HQ which will host four nights of live boxing each weekend of August.
Sam Eggington and Ted Cheeseman face off in the main-event of the first show, this coming Saturday.
Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin and Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon conclude Fight Camp on August 22.
“It’s about hype, it’s about intrigue. We’re doing things differently,” Hearn said.
“All the fighters are in the hotel, commonly known as ‘the bubble’. They arrived yesterday, were tested, we got the results back this morning and every fighter tested negative. Fantastic news.
“They have a private gym. They will not leave that facility.
“Out there on that lawn? It will throw up unexpected drama over the next few weeks.”