Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury is a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ – Here’s Why

Published 03/16/2021, 7:00 AM EDT


British champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have reportedly signed a two-fight deal, rekindling the talks of their much-awaited heavyweight clash. They will collide against each other in a heavyweight title unification bout with all the straps at stake.

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While the official confirmation of the fight has already thrilled boxing fans, there’s still some doubt ahead. The heavyweight blockbuster has been touted for several years and has failed to meet fruition on umpteenth instances.

So, it remains a doubt unless the promoters put an official date, venue, and site fees on board. As these numbers are still not revealed, Gareth A Davies revealed that the matchup can still be disrupted, while in a chat with fans via IFL TV. Further, Tyson Fury’s long hiatus from the ring can also concern the fans.

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Gareth A Davies said, “Tyson Fury is already on record. He has probably told you, he’s certainly told me that he doesn’t want to be out for too long and he wants to fight twice this year. So, the site fees. The money side of it and the venue are really important. The dates of the contracts are really important and my understanding is there’s 30 days to get this agreed to now.”

Meanwhile, Davies also appeared worried about the time loop. Amid such heavy revelations, he doesn’t see the heavyweight fight getting delayed. Or else, it may garner a negative response from fans.

“After these contracts are signed. So, it’s a ticking clock for the next 30 days. But it’s also a ticking time bomb, because if it doesn’t get done in that time, all the vast announcements that are going to be made around the world for the greatest, biggest, British boxing fight in history,” said Davies.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- How is it going down?

According to reports, the first fight will see a 50/50 split between both the champions. That said, it can be a massive purse, arguably the biggest in boxing to this day. But based on the winner of the fight, the rematch will see a 60/40 split up.

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So, it would clearly be a large pot of money for both the boxers. However, there’s also a legacy aligned to the fight. Being the undefeated champion, ‘The Gypsy King’ will be the favorite against Joshua. But heavyweight boxing is absolutely unpredictable, and if Joshua connects his power-packed right hand, he can land an upset by becoming the absolute undisputed heavyweight champion.

Do you think Anthony Joshua has the power and skill to vanquish Tyson Fury?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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