Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum says there is nothing major in the way of getting Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury done.
Joshua vs. Fury would be contested for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world if it comes to fruition. Joshua holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Titles. Fury is the WBC and The Ring Champion.
Recently, Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren, who represents Fury in England, said the only holdup to getting Joshua vs. Fury done has to do with COVID-19 procedures.
During an interview with iFL TV, Arum said the stumbling blocks no longer exist (via BoxingScene.com).
“As far as I’m concerned, all the points have been agreed to. That’s what each side has said. Now, we’re just scrambling around to get things signed. I can say clearly, based on my view of everything, there are no more issues.”
Joshua has said that he expects to share the ring with Fury in June.
“June should be the date. Trust me. For the fans, for the people that have been calling it on for many, many months. Shoutout to Fury and his team as well, hungry go-getters, that’s what we are. UK stand up. And to the world – we’re bringing it. I can’t wait. Undisputed.”
While a location has not been determined, both sides have made it clear that the UK is an unlikely destination for the first fight. This is due to strict COVID-19 protocols. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has said there are plenty of options on the table.