The title unification bout will probably take place in June or July, this year.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – the negotiations between both the parties are in full swing, and we might be seeing the fight certainly sometime around June or July this year. The All-Brit encounter will be a title unification bout for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
According to Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, the man from Watford hasn’t stopped training since the Kubrat Pulev fight in December, last year. Speaking about his client in a recent interview with SkySports, Hearn compared AJ to super-middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, claiming that both are guys who came from nothing. He also went on to say that Anthony Joshua has been really focussed for the Fury fight, while also giving props to Fury.
‘Don’t think Fury isn’t doing the same‘
Comparing AJ with Canelo, Hearn said, “I see similarities, not in the ring, between him and Canelo. Two guys who came from nothing, who have built their legacies, who have the same hunger now as when they first walked into a gym. That’s what makes a winner. Joshua is constantly trying to evolve.”
He further said, “He is training, sleeping, resting. I want to rein him in for a rest. He is so focused. Although he’d tell you that he’s training just to improve as a fighter, I know that all he’s thinking about is Fury. He’s working on the plan to beat this guy and become undisputed. I love the work he’s doing, the improvements he’s making, the mind-set. He has the mind-set of a winner, of a champion. Fury is a fantastic fighter but AJ will do a job on him. The preparation starts now. Don’t think Fury isn’t doing the same. He knows. This may be the biggest fight of all time.” [ via SkySports]
Anthony Joshua last took on Kubrat Pulev, on the 12th of December, 2020. He finished Pulev in the 9th round to set up the clash with Tyson Fury. Fury, on the other hand, hasn’t fought since that Deontay Wilder fight. Despite being out of shape currently, he is a man capable of turning things around (he even turned his life around remarkably), in double-quick time.
Fingers crossed for the bout!