It will be an all-British fight when 32-year-old WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury takes on 31-year-old IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua inside the ring. It’s certainly a huge one for heavyweight boxing with all four belts at stake.
Joshua beat Kubrat Pulev last December, and after that win against Pulev, his promoter Eddie Hearn was beaming with confidence that he could arrange a fight between Joshua and Fury as soon as possible. Fury’s promoter Arum was quoted as saying in an interview with iFL TV that all the points have already been agreed upon. “Yes, as far as I am concerned,” Arum confirmed when asked if the fight would take place or not.
“That’s what each side has said. Now, we are scrambling around to get the thing signed and everything. But I can clearly say, based on my point of view on everything, that there are no more problems.”
The date and location have yet to be confirmed, but Arum’s statement comes just a week after Fury himself said the fight was no closer to being fixed. Fury could only blame the pandemic and logistics for the delay.
“As it is right now with Covid-19, I don’t think it has much to do with the fighters,” Fury said in an interview with ESPN. “It’s to do with the venue, date, place, site fees. It’s to do with everything but the fight itself.”
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