Bob Arum All But Confirms Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

Published 03/03/2021, 9:20 AM EST


Top Rank’s Bob Arum may have just sent the boxing world into a frenzy. The American promoter has all but confirmed the biggest boxing fight in recent history. He gave an update about the Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight and revealed the status of the negotiations.

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Promoter Bob Arum at a press conference at The Copacabana announcing the June 25, 2005 superfight between Arturo Gatti and Floyd Mayweather, which will take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/WireImage)

Fury vs. Joshua has been on everyone’s lips for the past two months. Despite constant updates from both promoters, the official announcement never came along. Last we knew, Eddie Hearn said a few minor issues had to be agreed on.

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However, it now appears both parties have resolved those issues. Bob Arum, co-promoter of Tyson Fury, spoke to iFL TV and said, “Yea, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been working on it, and all the points have been agreed to. That’s what each sides have said. Now, scrambling around to get things signed and everything.”

If there was still any doubt, the famous promoter confirmed his revelation by saying, “But, I can say, clearly, based on my view of everything, that there are no more issues.” This is tremendous news for fans of the sport. Given the situation in recent years, it seemed highly impossible that two of the best would fight each other. 

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When can we expect an official announcement after the comments from Bob Arum?

Arum recently accused Eddie Hearn of not being able to keep a secret. Therefore, the fact that he has said this proves the fight is indeed agreed. So, when can fans expect the official announcement, and what is remaining?

Given the unofficial announcement, both parties may have to rush their official announcements earlier than planned. Fans can expect to see the news in the next two weeks. However, there is still one enormous hurdle for them to overcome.

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Both parties have to find a suitable location for this fight. Given the cost of the event and the purses of the fighters, the destination is an important factor. Moreover, Eddie Hearn revealed they would only approach venues after they had agreed on the terms.

What do you make of this news? Where do you Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua happening?

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READ: Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Training Comparison: Who Has the Better Technique?

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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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