Boxing fans will be pleased to hear that the much anticipated heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury is in the works.
Eddie Hearn who is the fight promoter for Joshua claimed that all of the major details have been worked out between the two sides and only minor issues need to be sorted out.
Hearn remains confident that they can sort through the minor details and confirm the fight before the end of Feb 2021.
Anthony Joshua is the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion while Tyson Fury is the WBC champ.
This heavyweight title fight is finally coming together after both fighters turned down their current opponents to set up what will be the biggest heavyweight clash in boxing history.
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Joshua was set to fight Oleksandr Usyk next but Hearn managed to convince Usyk to step aside and make way for the Fury fight. There is no indication of Usyk was paid to do so as there were rumours floating around that Usyk was willing to step aside if he would get compensated.
Fury was contracted to fight Deontay Wilder for the third time but Fury’s team expressed frustration with ‘not being able to get Wilder to agree to all the terms and decided to move on. Fury has antagonized Joshua on social media calling him a dosser and berating his boxing abilities.
Joshua was also accused of running from Fury and no committing to the fight. It looks like the two parties have finally sorted through their major differences and now only need to finalize on a date and location. Multiple locations have been suggested including China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and the United States.
Biggest Fight Since Ali vs. Frazier
Bob Arum who is the most recognized boxing promoter in the game today says that if Joshua vs. Fury does get signed, it could turn into the biggest heavyweight boxing fight since Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier which took place back in 1971 at the iconic Madison Square Garden Stadium in New York.
Should Joshua vs. Fury get scheduled, it will be the first time in the history of the heavyweight division that all four championship belts will be on the line. The promoters will most likely finalize a location based on whether they will be able to bring in fans and fill the stadium to capacity or atleast 50 percent.