Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Heavyweights have agreed two-fight deal.The wait may finally be over! Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have put pen to paper on a two-fight deal, as per ESPN, with both bouts set to happen in 2021.
They wrote: “Breaking: Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have signed a two-fight deal to unify the heavyweight titles, ESPN has learned.”
Not only has the deal been signed, it’s also been revealed that BOTH fights will happen in 2021, with the first likely to happen early summer and the rematch set to take place at the backend of the year.
Some good news in 2021? Who’d have thought it!
So finally, after all the cheap shots, after all the call-outs, after all the he-says, she-says, it looks like we finally, FINALLY, have our superfight.
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua. Champion vs Champion. Britain vs Britain.
It’s seemingly going to be the greatest battle in boxing history, serenely the greatest battle in British boxing history, and it will happen this year. TWICE! The sessions guarantee to be two of the greatest occasions throughout the entire existence of confining Fury and Joshua ownership of each and every belt in the heavyweight division. The legendary title of ‘Bound together Heavyweight Champion of the World’ is on the line and, with such high stakes, you can envision that it will be a colossally important battle.
Fury, who won the WBC belt back in February last year by defeating American Deontay Wilder, will put his title and his undefeated status on the line, whilst AJ will put up his WBA, WBO, IBF & IBO straps.
Unlike Fury, AJ doesn’t have that undefeated status to defend, suffering a shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr back in 2019, but he would love nothing more than being the first man to put a blemish on the Gypsy King’s clean record.
However, with this news, it seems like everything is essentially signed, sealed and delivered, with just a few minor issues to be ironed out. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has stated that the contracts have been signed by both parties and that there are EIGHT locations currently in the running to host the bouts and both men would be earning £100m each for this fight.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, China, Eastern Europe, London and Las Vegas are the areas that would be in dispute to have both of them. Fingers crossed we get at any rate one of the two sessions before a happy, 90,000 limit Wembley Stadium, however, eh? Tragically, with the UK everything except precluded because of continuous Covid limitations, the honor of facilitating the uber session could just be granted to the most noteworthy bidder.
The heavyweight unification fight we have all been waiting for is happening.