Date: 11th August 2016 at 6:48pm
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The war of words and verbal exchanges between the Fury camp and Eddie Hearn?s Matchroom team suggested that Anthony Joshua might make a defence against Hughie Fury this year.

Exchanges on the social networks gave a hint that the two parties were in talks to put the match together with the unbeaten Hughie Fury, with a record that reads 20-0 with 10 wins coming by way of knockout, getting a crack at Joshua?s IBF world heavyweight title.

But it seems that those wishing to see the bout are going to be disappointed.

The vibes coming from Team Fury suggest that Hughie?s team would prefer to wait until 2017 for the fight.

With Joshua?s stock rising by the fight and with a mandatory bout against Joseph Parker in the pipeline, I?m of the impression that Joshua will have far bigger things on the agenda than taking on a fighter who promised he?d be the youngest ever world heavyweight champion but hasn?t the punch power to back up that boast.