Eddie Hearn Claims the Date and Venue for Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Have Been Agreed

Published 04/23/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Promoter, Eddie Hearn speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight is easily the most talked-about upcoming boxing event of 2021. The two heavyweights signed a deal for two fights for this year. However, complications regarding the venue delayed an official announcement. And now Eddie Hearn has given an update about this.

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The promoter has frustrated fans with his constant updates and his claims. Moreover, the Englishman has come under criticism from Fury’s camp for revealing too much information. 

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The promoter spoke to iFL TV and said, “We have a date…. We have a city. We have a country. But we are just, as I always say, ‘dotting the Is and crossing the Ts to make sure… everything’s papered, everyone understands what their obligations are. And that’s what’s happening at the moment.”

This comment from Hearn showed that the previous rumors regarding the venue were true. However, the Englishman stayed tight-lipped on the name of the location. Despite this, he confirmed that the date would be either July 24, July 31 or August 7.

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Why has Eddie Hearn decided to keep things a secret?

Based on these comments, it is clear to see that the new chairman of Matchroom Boxing gave away no additional information. However, this is very different from how Hearn promoted the fight in the first few months? So why has Eddie Hearn taken this approach?

The Englishman has faced a backlash from the different parties for releasing too much information ahead of time. Bob Arum even criticized Hearn for announcing that the two fighters had agreed to a deal.

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Eddie Hearn attends a press conference at Bramall Lane on February 6, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Wilson/MB Media/Getty Images)

Moreover, fans have made no secret of their frustration with the delay despite his optimistic approach. Thus, Hearn found himself in a difficult position having to promote the fight without revealing excessive information. As a result, he remained quiet about the details of the undisputed title contest between ‘AJ’ and ‘The Gypsy King’.

What do you make of these comments from Eddie Hearn? Do you think the promoter is right in staying quiet?

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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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