Eddie Hearn Discusses Guaranteed Money for Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

Published 05/12/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn is interviewed ringside during the Clash on Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


A couple of days back, Fran Warren revealed that the WBC heavyweight champ, Tyson Fury, won’t sign a site deal for the Anthony Joshua fight until a bank guarantees the fight money.

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This news reached Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, and he came up with a response on the same. In a chat with Sky Sports, he said, “I wasn’t just intending to take a punt on it.” 

“It’s a lot of money and we’ve done this before. We did the Andy Ruiz fight in Saudi Arabia.”

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“We know the magnitude of the people we are dealing with. We’re probably a little bit more comfortable than they are because they are new to this, and I get that, so we have to make them comfortable.”

Over the past few months, Hearn and his team have worked extremely hard in drafting contracts for this undisputed clash. He alongside Fury‘s promoters wants to stage this fight in a perfect setting. And for that, they’ll have to pass through several obstacles.

Also, both the pugilists are expected to earn at least $100 million for this fight. And citing the same, every bit of progress made needs to be tracked diligently. That said, the next few days will prove to be extremely vital for this heavy encounter, as the potential dates and venue might get revealed.

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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – Preview

The Joshua vs Fury fight holds cosmic importance in the heavyweight roster. In fact, it is one of the biggest fights in modern-day boxing that holds the ability to hook in countless fans across multiple sporting boundaries.

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Both ‘AJ’ and ‘The Gypsy King’ boast a string of wins, and this is how the British duo has stormed their way to the summit. They will look to add the other to the list of names they have conquered to establish their reign as the undisputed king of the heavyweights.

Furthermore, fans and fighters around the globe are desperately waiting to see this duo take each other on in a classic boxing affair. What do you draw off Eddie Hearn’s abovementioned comments? Do you envisage this fight taking place in 2021?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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