Despite Bob Arum’s Recent Claims, Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury Is Reportedly On

Published 04/30/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
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)


The heavyweight mega-clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has already seen enough turmoils. However, it doesn’t seem to be over yet. While Eddie Hearn has constantly insisted that he will stage the fight this year, Bob Arum has seemed pessimistic about Saudi Arabia playing host to the event.

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In a conversation with The Telegraph, Arum expressed his dissent over the entire delay in making the fight. Despite that, the title unification plans have apparently received a lifeline. Both Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua seem eager to fight each other and have reportedly signed the contracts.

Hence, a site deal in Saudi Arabia is expected to be over by this week. Combat Reporter Mike Coppinger revealed the news via social media, sending several fans into a frenzy. As reported, the deal will be more than $150 million, which will bring the fight to Riyadh.

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Meanwhile, both the champions have had their appearances in Saudi Arabia. Anthony Joshua reclaimed his lost titles against Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019 at a sensational event in Riyadh. While it was one of the biggest wins in his career, Joshua is not new to the nation.

Before his electrifying victory against Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury took the massive step and entered the WWE circle against Braun Strowman at the WWE Crown Jewel in 2019 in Saudi Arabia.

While many cited it as a wrong move, Fury bagged a massive payday and beat Strowman. A few months later, he became the first man to beat ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and added the WBC crown under his name.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- Preview

The heavyweight division has several mandatory challengers waiting for their shot at the world title. So, Fury vs Joshua will have several replacements to slide in. However, fans and the entire boxing world have expected to see the British champions lock horns.

So, it is likely the fight to make at any cost. All the heavyweight titles will be up for grabs, and the matchup can have several possible outcomes. Although the undefeated Tyson Fury will be the favorite over Joshua, ‘AJ’ will still have his chances.

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Coming stronger from his sole loss against Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua has reclaimed and defended his titles. He knocked out Kubrat Pulev in December to advance the unification fight talks with Tyson Fury. Hence, fans can gear up for a nail-biting collision ahead.

Who do you think will win, Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua

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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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