Anthony Joshua to KO Tyson Fury after 'steamrolling' Pulev as he has 'bad intentions for demolition job', predicts Hearn

EDDIE HEARN has stated he believes Anthony Joshua will knock out Kubrat Pulev before stopping Tyson Fury next year.

The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion faces Pulev later this year, with AJ to then to turn his attention towards the Gypsy King.

Both Joshua and Fury have agreed terms on a sensational two-fight deal to take place in 2021.

And Matchroom promoter Hearn has revealed how he is ready to send out a formal contract for the undisputed domestic dust-up.

Speaking last week, he even insisted that such is Joshua's desire to face Fury, he would be willing to vacate his WBO belt in order to fight his compatriot.

But Joshua must first beat Bulgarian veteran Pulev, though Hearn has claimed AJ will destroy the 39-year-old.

Commenting on the Olympic gold medallist's bouts against Pulev and Fury, he told Sky Sports: "I actually messaged him and I said: 'You're going to steamroll through these guys'.

"He just replied in capitals and said: STEAMROLL!'"

Asked whether he believes AJ wants to knock Fury out, Hearn said: "I think he'd love to. Yeah.

"He knows that Fury is an outstanding fighter and it's going to be very difficult.

"But you can ask him for yourself, I believe he has bad intentions in those fights and I believe he expects to.

"I believe he will knock out Kubrat Pulev and Tyson Fury."

Before adding: "I think he's ready to start doing a demolition job on these guys.

"I think he's shown, coming back from the (Andy) Ruiz Jr fight, that he has the ability to box and move. That's in the arsenal now.

"But he still loves knocking people out – and when you see the drills, when you see the pads and you see that spite in his shots.

"I'm never seen him so excited to fight Pulev and Fury.

"That is what he's got and he has bad intentions to do a demolition job on these people and I'm one million per cent convinced he does it."

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