Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Still Have Hurdles to Overcome – Reveals Eddie Hearn

Published 12/21/2020, 2:11 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 27: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter (R) and Anthony Joshua (L) speak during a press conference for his Super Heavyweight title fight against Wladamir Klitschko at Sky Sports Studios on April 27, 2017 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Wladamir Klitschko are due to fight for the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the World at Wembley Stadium on April 29. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Eddie Hearn has provided yet another update on the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury mega-fight. The heavyweights have been going at it in a never-ending war of words outside the ring. However, things seem to be heading in the right direction, barring a few small hiccups.

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Hearn expressed his desire to make this fight immediately. And after Joshua dispatched Pulev in devastating fashion, it provided him the opportunity to do so.

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Mike Coppinger of The Athletic broke the news on his Twitter. He claimed that Hearn has revealed there is a verbal agreement for the fight to happen and the possible timeline is May or June 2021.

This is good news for fans who will be eagerly waiting to witness this match-up. Many thought this fight would not happen, especially since Fury did not fight in December. However, that doesn’t seem to be an issue right now.

Though there may still be things to get done, it appears the fight is closer than ever right now and we could see Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in the ring.

READ: ‘Grow a Pair and Sign the Contract’- Tyson Fury Sends a Clear Message to Anthony Joshua

Does this mean Eddie Hearn is confirming the Joshua-Fury fight?

Despite doing his best efforts to assure fans of the fight, this still does not confirm the same. Fans will know that until the duo signs a contract, nothing is a certainty. Hence, many will still be holding their breath on this fight, as quite often minor issues can cause a breakdown in negotiations.

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However, both fighters have expressed their desire for this to be their next fight. So that is one thing that makes this fight a little more likely. As for a business point of view, there is no doubt this fight will be a success, regardless of how many fans they allow into the event.

Hearn has previously said that ‘The Gypsy King’ will get a 50-50 share. Therefore, no issues will arise from that aspect. When do you think this fight happens?

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READ: ‘I’ll Knock Him Out Inside Three Rounds’ – Tyson Fury Puts Anthony Joshua on Notice

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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