EDDIE HEARN appears to have leaked Tyson Fury's next opponent ahead of the summer.
Fury hasn't competed since December when he beat Derek Chisora and extended his stunning undefeated streak to a whopping 34 fights.
The Gypsy King was strongly linked with a heavyweight showdown against Oleksandr Usyk and fellow Brit Anthony Joshua but talks fell through on both occasions.
Hearn, who represents Joshua, is adamant the 34-year-old will be back in action this summer.
And the heavyweight superstar's opponent will be none other than Andy Ruiz Jr, whom he expects to face on July 22.
When asked about Fury's next opponent, Hearn told Boxing King Media: “Andy Ruiz, July 22.”
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But the British promoter is also confident the undefeated superstar will finally collide with his fighter Joshua in December to cap off a mouthwatering boxing year.
The 43-year-old is adamant AJ wants to fight in the summer, and believes he will then go on to face either Fury or Deontay Wilder come the holiday season.
Hearn added: "AJ wants to fight in the summer, we want him to fight.
"But at the same time he’s being spoken to about potential fights with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in December where maybe the people involved with those fights don’t want him to have another fight. And contractually he might not be able to.
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“There have been no negotiations at all about this fight but I’m flying out there next week because there have been some discussions.
"I’ll tell you now, subject to the deal which will not be a problem with these people because we’ve done various fights with them, AJ will fight Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in December – no problem at all.
"July, I can’t tell you about. I want him to fight. Derrick James wants him to fight.
"I believe all those other fighters involved will fight in the interim. So I think it would be good if AJ did too.”
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