HILARIOUS: Bob Arum Reveals The Only Thing That Can Stop Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua from Happening

Published 02/12/2021, 12:08 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Bob Arum speaks during the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)


None of the heavyweight fights over the past two decades can match the enthralling hype carried by Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua. This will be the first time in a while where all the heavyweight titles will be on the line. The winner of this bout will not just cement himself as the undisputed champion, but also the greatest heavyweight of this century.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Both Top Rank and Matchroom have made some serious progress for this fight. A top team of lawyers is minutely observing the contracts and there is pragmatically nothing that can stop this bout from taking place.

However, Tyson Fury‘s USA promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum detailed a chucklesome reason that might hamper this fight.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Talking to SunSport, he said, “Well, lightning could hit one of the fighters and incapacitate them and it doesn’t happen. But otherwise, I’m absolutely certain it will happen.”

NEW YORK – JUNE 03: Bob Arum attends the Friars Club Salute to Bob Arum at New York Friars Club on June 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Joshua‘s promoter, Eddie Hearn, sent the first draft of the contract to Arum’s promotion. Arum and his team ironed out and marked the list of changes to send it back to the Matchroom supremo.

It makes for good reading as the two promotions are in total sync with each other. Hence, fans are in for a real treat as the British duo will collide not just once but twice.

Read – VIDEO: Boxer Joe Joyce Mimics WWE Legend Randy Orton’s RKO While Talking About a Potential Undisputed Title Shot

Can Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua become the best-selling PPV boxing event?

Both ‘AJ’ and the ‘Gypsy King’ carry magnetic profiles and have a huge fan following. That said, this fight holds mammoth responsibilities to shape up the division and the sport. Until now, the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight ranks number 1, in terms of highest-grossing PPV boxing events. It accrued around a whopping 5.77 million PPV buys.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Given the modern internet era and how the world is shaped by technology, it’s undeniable that this bout has every opportunity to become the best-selling boxing event of all time.

Even before its official announcement, there’s heavy anticipation among fans. The whole combat sports fraternity is keen on hearing the dates for this fight as soon as possible.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Who would you like to corner in this cracking contest?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

959 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT