Bob Arum Still Unsure About Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua, Calls the Current Situation a “Mirage”

Published 04/29/2021, 6:03 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 11: Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum speaks during a news conference for the heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wallin and Fury will meet in a heavyweight bout on September 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua mega-fight seems to be in jeopardy after some fresh developments. The duo was initially set to clash in a two-fight deal. Later, that changed to a one-fight deal to decide the unified heavyweight champion of the world.

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However, according to Bob Arum, the fight not actually happen altogether. Arum, who happens to be Fury’s co-promoter, has revealed that they haven’t heard from the managing director of Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn, in over two weeks.

Per Michael Benson, he said, “If I had to bet whether the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight would happen or not, I’d say no… As far as I can see, this whole thing with Eddie and [Saudi Arabia] is just a mirage… Eddie’s out of time, Eddie hasn’t talked to us for two weeks.”

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Arum has previously suggested that Fury might actually complete his trilogy against Deontay Wilder next. Furthermore, he said Hearn had gone “Radio Silent.”

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Bob Arum speaks during the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Heran wants to complete a site deal and book the fight in Saudi Arabia. The huge revenue generated from the rematch between AJ and Andy Ruiz Jr. has prompted him to make this move. But according to Arum, that might actually be a ‘mirage’.

Will Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua actually happen?

The two heavyweight champions need to fight to decide the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Fury holds the WBC and Ring Magazine world titles; AJ holds the WBO, WBA, IBF, and IBO titles.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

However, there are rumors that Fury might actually aim for the third fight against ‘Bronze Bomber‘ if the Joshua fight doesn’t happen. This may get booked as Wilder and his team believe that ‘The Gypsy King‘ owes them a fight.

But for now, fans want to see Fury vs Joshua as it would be the biggest fight of this era in heavyweight boxing. What do you make of the latest update on the potential undisputed heavyweight title fight?

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