Will the British heavyweights get it on? …

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Ex-boxer Ricky Hatton looks on, as he trains Tommy Fury of England during the Light-Heavyweight contest fight at Morningside Arena on March 23, 2019 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Hatton believes Joshua will fight Fury (Picture: Getty)

Ricky Hatton is convinced Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will go toe-to-toe in the ring, insisting ‘there’s no way it cannot happen’.

The British pair hold all the heavyweight belts between them, with each man desperate to unify the division.

Joshua is scheduled to fight Kubrat Pulev next, while Fury takes on Deontay Wilder for a third time, but both fighters are desperate for their opponents to step aside in order to get the all-British clash underway.

With the coronavirus crisis delaying both bouts, talks have begun between Fury and Joshua’s promotion teams in an attempt to deliver the fight.

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And Hatton, who held titles at welterweight and light-welterweight, believes it’s inevitable that the fight will be made.

‘I have been a fan of the game and a fan of British fighters past and the present,’ Hatton told TalkSport.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Fury is eyeing Joshua’s belts (Picture: Getty)

‘I remember years ago we would have two British lads competing for the title – but I had never heard of them.

‘Now we have two of the best with different styles and different personalities.

‘There’s no way it cannot happen.’

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