Eddie Hearn Says Many Things Are Yet to Be Discussed About Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury: Should the Fans Worry?

Published 04/10/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua poses for a photo with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title belts after the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The heavyweight blockbuster between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is on the verge of meeting an official confirmation, yet the contractual turmoils continue to push the dates further. It may raise several questions amongst the fans, as many have legitimately started to doubt the fight’s future.

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However, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has constantly appeared optimistic about settling the deal. He has vowed to finish the paper works soon.

The Matchroom Director connected with The Sun and gave fans some minor updates regarding the developments of the fight.

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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)

“It’s a self-inflicted deadline from both teams that we agreed that should give us enough time to secure it. Both teams will have the options presented to them this weekend, so there will be discussions early next week,” said Eddie Hearn.

He added, “We’ll say, ‘We like that one’ or, ‘We’d like a bit more money’. All these different things are yet to be discussed. We’ll work together and say well this is the option, let’s go.”

Bringing a lifeline to the heavyweight title unification, Hearn further said, “We’re very close and we’re around the numbers which I think gets this done. I think once it’s presented, I think we’ll be fine.”

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- The fight for the ages

In an all-English clash, Tyson Fury will defend his WBC belt, and Anthony Joshua will put his WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO titles on the line. Meanwhile, ‘The Gypsy King’ will also put his undefeated record at stake.

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Amid all the hype and glory, the matchup is also important for the heavyweight division to move forward. There are currently several mandataries in Oleksandr Usyk, Joe Joyce, or Dillian Whyte who are waiting for their shot at the world titles.

So, it would demand that Fury and Joshua collide imminently. Unless they settle their feud, the division would remain stuck at a certain point.

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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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