When Will Anthony Joshua Fight Tyson Fury?

Published 09/21/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Not a lot of fights in boxing have the ability to hook in fans from different sporting verticals. But, in the past, there have been a few fights that completely stirred the fight universe. However, there is no dearth of such fights as a potential bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has every ability to reach the hardcore and casual fans alike.

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The hardcore followers of the sport crave an undisputed title fight between the two British warriors. However, their appeal is such that even without belts, a fight between them will grab worldwide attention.

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Earlier this year, this contest was set for August 14 in Saudi Arabia. However, the ex-champ, Deontay Wilder, had other plans as he secured a rematch with ‘The Gypsy King’.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hence, Joshua opted to face Oleksandr Usyk as his mandatory challenger.

With this entire incident, the fight fraternity was left disheartened as they were keen to see Joshua collide with Fury. Despite that, a fight between these two is still not dead completely.

If Fury and Joshua want to touch gloves with each other, they’ll have to get past their next opponents to resurrect the talks of their probable fight.

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Joshua and Fury’s much-awaited slugfest isn’t just important for the heavyweight roster, but it’s supremely vital for the sport too.

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Both these technicians have enjoyed stellar careers until now and must conquer the other to truly go down in history.

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)

That said, the fans now can only take a seat and watch how these two perform in their upcoming fights on September 25 and October 9.

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Everyone will keep their fingers crossed to see ‘AJ’ and ‘The Gypsy King’ get aligned with each other at least once. Should they both win, the earliest possible date for their fight could be in early 2022.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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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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