Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has replied Tyson Fury on why his client has refused to directly call him out ahead of 2021 proposed fight.

Fury had criticised Joshua for not calling him out ahead of the fight that will determine the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Joshua who knocked out Kubrat Pulev to retain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles last Saturday, had said he looked forward to win the next belt available.

“Whoever has got the belt, I would love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be Tyson Fury.”

But Fury wasn’t satisfied with the answer and Hearn came to Joshua’s defence.

He said: “There’s been a lot of talk. As he said, it’s less talk, more action. Since he came into the office, he wanted to be the undisputed champion of the world.

“We’re going to be friendly, we’re going to be nice. We know what we have to do. Starting from [last Sunday], we make the Tyson Fury fight straight away.

“It’s the only fight to be made in boxing. It’s the biggest fight in boxing. It’s the biggest fight in British boxing history.

“I know he [Joshua] wants it. He is the best heavyweight in the world, I promise you. He’ll break [Fury] down, he’ll knock him out, but for me, less talk, more action.

“We know what we want to do. It’s about legacy and we will get it done.”