Eddie Hearn Says Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury Contracts Finalized, Fury Needs to Sign

Published 03/05/2021, 11:08 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury works out in front of Los Angeles media in advance of his highly anticipated WBC Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder on December 1at Churchill Boxing Club on October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)


After several talks and agreements, it seems, Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is finally a done deal and fans can expect the heavyweight collision to happen soon with all the world titles at stake. We are still to receive an official date for the fight, but Matchroom Director, Eddie Hearn, seems ready to sign the papers.

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That said, none of the promoters have signed the contracts. However, Hearn vows to finish the paperwork as soon as Tyson Fury and his team put their statement to the public. So, the current stage of the matchup is still up in the air, with some minimal advancements on the plans.

Eddie Hearn connected with IFV TV and claimed both parties to have come under the terms. While he is waiting for Tyson Fury’s promoters to respond, Hearn billed himself and Joshua to be ready for the clash.

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Following Anthony Joshua’s successful title win against Kubrat Pulev, the Brit heavyweight showdown appeared realistic to happen. Moreover, Joshua called out Fury in the post-fight segment, sending several fans into a frenzy.

In response. WBC champion, Fury also accepted the challenge, and both the heavyweight title holders seemed optimistic about beating the other. That perfectly staged the matchup between them, citing no more hurdles on the way.

But, as boxing is a sport full of politics and contractual turmoils, fans did not take this fight for granted as fantasy fights have fallen through in the past. Nevertheless, Joshua vs Fury has been touted for years, and after claiming it to be official, there’s no running away at this stage.

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The Ultimate British showdown will allure the entire world, and to remove all the hurdles from the way, the WBO organization has passed its helping hand to the promoters. To bring all the heavyweight world titles on the line, WBO has ordered a mandatory interim title fight between Oleksandr Usk and Joe Joyce to free ‘AJ’ from his mandatory obligation.

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Meanwhile, Tyson Fury will step up with his undefeated record and WBC heavyweight championship on the line. Having its seed planted for so many years, the heavyweight clash finally seems to meet fruition. But the ongoing contractual works are needed to be done quickly, else any other circumstance can intervene and play spoilsport.

Do you think Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua will happen this year?

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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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