Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury put pen to paper; sign two-fight heavyweight unification deal
The fight is expected to take place sometime in June or July, this year.
Looks like we might soon be witnessing Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury as parties of both the fighters have put pen to paper, signing a two-fight deal to unify the heavyweight titles.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN, Anthony Joshua’s promoter and Matchroom Boxing CEO Eddie Hearn, revealed that only the venue and date was yet to be confirmed, adding that the hard part of putting pen to paper has been done. He also thanked all the people from both the parties involved who made the deal come to fruition.
‘This was a major effort from all parties to get this over the line‘
Eddie Hearn was quoted as saying, “We’d like to get a site deal confirmed in the next month. The hard part is always getting everybody to put pen to paper. But this was a major effort from all parties to get this over the line. You had rival promoters, rival networks and rival fighters.”
Anthony Joshua fought Kubrat Pulev recently on the 12th of December, last year, beating the Bulgarian via. knockout in the 9th round. According to Hearn, Joshua has never stopped training since the Pulev fight and looks determined to beat Fury, come what may. Joshua currently holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Tyson Fury, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since his victory over Deontay Wilder on the 22nd of February, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. He won the WBC and vacant The Ring heavyweight titles, that night.