Done Deal: Joshua, Fury Unification Bout Set
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the long-awaited heavyweight unification bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will take place after both parties signed a two-fight contract on Monday.
The British rivals have been locked in lengthy negotiations in recent months but have now finalised terms for the blockbuster battle, with a date and venue to be confirmed.
Unified champion Joshua will put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line against the unbeaten WBC champion Fury this year.
Joshua’s promoter Hearn told Sky Sports: “All parties have now put pen to paper and we will be working hard over the next few weeks to confirm the site and date for the biggest fight in boxing.”
A variety of potential venues are being considered to stage the fight, including Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Qatar, China, Dubai, America and the UK.
oshua recently told Sky News: “Any option. Home turf, Middle East, my back garden, your back garden. I don’t mind where it is.
“I’m just ready to fight. I want that belt. I want to compete with Fury so all options are open to me.”
With a training camp already under way, Joshua also admitted he is relishing a massive showdown with Fury.
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“[The pandemic] is getting close to things being normal. We’re working on a date for around June,” he said.
“So if Tyson is serious, which I think he is, he’ll know where to come and find the boss!
“I’m ready. I’m really looking forward to competition – all I want to do is fight, fight, fight!”