Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is Almost a Done Deal, Confirms Bob Arum

Published 02/20/2021, 6:30 PM EST


2021 can see the biggest heavyweight showdown of the era take place between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua with all the world titles at stake.

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It’s a matchup that has allured the boxing fans for several years and with both the contenders as champions, this is the right time to stage them opposite each other.

However, the fight is still to have an official clarification as the promoters are trying to come under terms. We all are aware of the politics in boxing and its inevitable ability to ruin the big fights.

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That said, Bob Arum is optimistic about its materialization and has shed light on the developments to the fight. In an interaction with the Pug and Copp, the Top Rank Kingpin clarified that some minor aspects need to be resolved and we can expect the heavyweight blockbuster to happen this year.

Arum said, “What I can say is we are down no to the last couple of fights, everybody has done their job, everybody has had their say, everybody is going over the document and hopefully, we will be able to come to an agreement on these last couple of points which I really believe will be the case.

“And at that point, under the contract, which I don’t want to talk about what’s in the contract.”

He added, “Both parties will jointly announce the fight and then maybe a week or two later, they will announce the site of the fight. That’s the plan. The way I am talking, it’s not done yet, but I am extraordinarily optimistic that it gets done.”

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- A battle for the ages

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua also appear ready to lock horns, citing a nail-biting fight between themselves in the coming days. Following a successful KO over Kubrat Pulev, Joshua initiated the call and demanded to fight Tyson Fury.

In response, Fury posted a video on social media and accepted the challenge. While the matchup has its roots in history, there’s no running away from this point.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – APRIL 19: Anthony Joshua trains during the media workout at EIS Sheffield on April 19, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Both Joshua and Fury have faced their mandataries and don’t have any more relevant contenders left apart from each other. So, a fight between them will help the division to move forward.

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It will also determine the best heavyweight boxer of the era and the new undisputed champion. So, fans cannot afford to miss out on a particular fight.

Do you think Anthony Joshua can vanquish Tyson Fury?

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Raj Sarkar

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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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