BREAKING: Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua Sign a Two-Fight Deal

Published 03/15/2021, 11:17 AM EDT


Following several rigmaroles, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have finally sealed their highly debated futures. And the Brit heavyweight champions will now face each other twice, as they have reportedly signed a 2-fight deal.

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ESPN have confirmed the news, and the championship bout is expected to happen this year. Despite not revealing an official date, media reports cite it as a done deal.

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That said, it will be the most intriguing heavyweight clash of recent years, posing prime World Champions against each other. The official venue and date are yet to be disclosed, but the news has already sent fight fans into a frenzy.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- How big is the fight?

Having been in the works for years, Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua has the potential to be a blockbuster fight, paving the way for a mountain of riches for both the champions.

Meanwhile, it will also be an important fight for the division. At this stage, Fury and Joshua have fought every relevant contender on their way to the top. All that remains for them to achieve is a win over the other, with the pressure of winning every heavyweight strap hanging heavy on their shoulders.

The heavyweight matchup can see the entire boxing world split into two halves. Although Tyson Fury appears to be the favorite, many people have their faith in ‘AJ’. While Joshua is no longer the undefeated champion like Fury, he is surely a prime elite.

Following the maiden career loss against Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua found his way back to winning ways and his titles in the rematch.

He further defended them in a spectacular fashion against Kubrat Pulev via KO. So, Anthony Joshua is rightfully the challenger to Fury’s throne.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the 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)

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury, still fresh from his win over Deontay Wilder, hasn’t appeared in the ring since February 2020. As he is also looking to get back in action, a heavyweight title unification with Joshua would make the most sense. With an official confirmation on board now, Fury vs Joshua is expected to happen very soon.

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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