Eddie Hearn Scraps May Date for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury, Sends Draft Contract to Bob Arum

Published 01/27/2021, 11:11 PM EST


The undisputed heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury has taken a giant stride. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn made the first draft of the fight with all the provisional details and sent it to Bob Arum. The final signing of the fight can happen in just a few days from now, with any amendments suggested from both corners.

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In a chat with Sportsmail, the Matchroom head laid out his notions on the recent progress of this fight and more.

The first draft of the contract has now gone out to Bob Arum, which is obviously a good thing. The contract reflects the positive nature of the discussions we have had so far around this fight,” said Hearn.

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Both the promotions are working extremely hard to get this fight to life. They are in constant discussions with each other to discuss the purses and other mandatory concerns. Also, Hearn is keen on moving the fight to June 2021 rather than May.

The Brit duo is expected to bag the biggest paychecks of their lives in this fight. An optimistic projection ranges somewhere around $100 million for both the fighters, including the PPV numbers and site fees. This fight might just go down as the biggest PPV bout for 2021, and probably this decade too.

Hearn sounded hopeful about the contract reaching terms in the coming two weeks. The only concern left after that will be choosing a suitable location for this bout.

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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury to happen in middle-east?

Joshua vs Fury collision needs a viable location so that fans are allowed in huge numbers inside the arena. Considering the ongoing pandemic, middle-east or far east can be among the preferred locations for this fight.

The USA, UK, and a few mainstream boxing countries are still in line, but these countries haven’t yet pulled themselves out of the pandemic to permit the organizers to have a large attendance.

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Joshua has earlier fought in Saudi Arabia in his dynamic rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. His corner won’t have any concerns if a matchup with ‘Gypsy King’ is staged there. However, Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn are yet to sit and iron out the location concerns for this mighty clash.

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Boxing fans can expect some big news surrounding the fight and location in just a few weeks from now.

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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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