Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is considered the biggest bout in the history of heavyweight boxing in the modern era. The unified heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua, was scheduled to face Tyson Fury soon after his emphatic unanimous decision win over Andy Ruiz in the rematch last year.
However, Kubrat Pulev as the mandatory challenger for the IBF belt halted the epic showdown against Tyson Fury. Now, even that’s done with Joshua emerging victorious with a brutal KO win over the boxing veteran.
Needless to say, boxing fans are eagerly waiting for the hugely anticipated showdown. However, according to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, there are hurdles.
“I know there’s a Deontay Wilder situation. Some of you guys will know, probably better than me, where that’s up to in terms of the arbitration for that rematch clause. I think, to be honest, that’s the only thing that will stop this fight from happening next.”
Eddie Hearn mentioned the possibility of former WBC heavyweight champion as a hurdle for Anthony Joshua to take on Tyson Fury for the undisputed crown at the heavyweight division.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury signed a rematch clause ahead of their fight back in February this year. Soon after the loss, Wilder made use of the match clause.
However, Fury effectively denied the validity of the rematch clause. He cited that the time has passed, and the rematch clause stands invalid, making him eligible to not fight Deontay Wilder.
“Yeah, there are still hurdles. But I don’t see any major hurdles at all. Unless both guys want to have an argument about who goes first on the post, or who ring walks second.
“I don’t see that being an issue, but I really believe it’s going to move swiftly and hopefully we can get something on paper before the end of the year.”
Both the fighters signed an offer and are expected to take on each other sometime in 2021. Rest assured, the boxing showdown will take place at some point in the future.