Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have actually concurred to a heavyweight face-off in what is most likely to be billed as the most significant fight in British boxing history.
Joshua, from Watford, and Fury, who was born in Manchester, are the existing holders of the world heavyweight belts.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn informed Sky Sports on Wednesday that both of the fighters’ camps had actually concurred to 2 bouts.
Fury later on stated in a video message on Twitter: “The biggest fight in British boxing history has just been agreed. Get in there my boy!”
Hearn had actually stated: “We’re in an excellent location.
“It’s fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight. Two fights.”
He added that the first bout would be “the biggest fight ever in British boxing”, and continued: “It doesn’t get bigger, and there will never be a bigger fight in our generation.”
Particular dates and locations have actually not been settled and agreements have actually not been signed, however Hearn stated the sides have actually settled on the financial terms.
He added: “The first fight could happen next summer.”
Nevertheless, he acknowledged that there is “still a lot to overcome” as both boxers have bouts lined-up first.
Fury strategies to fight Deontay Wilder for a 3rd time prior to handling Joshua.
Bob Arum, Fury’s promoter, stated on Monday his fighter “owes” Wilder a 3rd contest after declaring the WBC belt off the American with a seventh-round blockage in February.
Fury explained a 3rd Wilder fight as a “hurdle” on Wednesday.
He stated: “I’ve just got to smash Deontay Wilder’s face right in, in the next fight, and then we go into the Joshua fight next year.”
Arum, the president of the Leading Rank promo business, stated they are going for the Wilder fight to take place in November or December.
He added that just then would Fury turn his attention to Joshua, who is the WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder.
Fury likewise has a necessary title defence versus Dillian Whyte.
Joshua is set to fight necessary IBF opposition Kubrat Pulev this year.
Both camps will be eager to hold the battles in loaded locations, which is not possible today due to the fact that of coronavirus constraints.
The Fury vs Wilder rematch drew a sellout crowd in Las Vegas that set a record of more than $17 m (₤13 m) for the live gate, which is different from pay-per-view.
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