“Small Issues to Iron Out” – Eddie Hearn Positive About Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

Published 12/15/2020, 10:50 PM CST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 12: Boxer Tyson Fury (L) and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum attend a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


It looks like we could finally witness Anthony Joshua take on Tyson Fury in what promises to be one of the greatest modern era bouts. Both Joshua and Fury are considered as the best to step inside the ring. Additionally, a match-up between the two has been nothing but a tease for quite some time now.

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Both the boxers have signed a multi-fight deal and are expected to take on each other sometime in the future. However, there are a lot of hurdles in the way. Needless to say, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn looks positive about booking the hugely anticipated showdown.

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)

“Just trying to solve any remaining issues of the fight, of which there aren’t many, to be honest with you, and try and move forward collectively to let the governing bodies know that we plan to stage this fight probably in May, and we would like this to be for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.” 

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Eddie Hearn may have stated that the mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk might not be fighting Anthony Joshua next. Earlier, the Ukrainian boxer had stated that either Joshua vacates the title or fight him next for the championship gold. However, with Hearn suggesting an undisputed showdown, it looks like AJ will be taking on the “Gypsy King” with all his belts around his waist.

What is stopping Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury from happening?

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“A few small issues to iron out, but I think we can start to look at drawing up contracts and try to get this moving.” 

There are a couple of hurdles that the teams of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will have to cross in order for the match-up to take place. There’s the issue of Deontay Wilder demanding his trilogy bout. However, according to Fury, the contract promising a rematch has expired.

Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua enters the arena before the fight Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Be that as it may, the deal has been signed. The fight will come to fruition in one way or another. Even without the undisputed crown, the bout between the two British greats is as exciting as it gets.

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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