The massive title unification bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has been signed.
Joshua is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. Fury holds the WBC and The Ring gold. The two have been working on making their bout official for a while now and it seems the day has finally come.
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel that Joshua vs. Fury has been signed as part of a two-fight agreement.
The contract is signed ✍️
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) March 15, 2021
“The contract is signed. Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn tells Mark Kriegel a deal has been signed for Joshua to face Tyson Fury in a two-fight series.”
In his last outing, Joshua turned in a dominant performance over Kubrat Pulev. “AJ” scored a ninth-round TKO victory to successfully retain his gold. As for Fury, he captured the WBC Title with a one-sided display over Deontay Wilder. Fury earned the TKO finish in the seventh round.
There was a lot of concern regarding potential roadblocks for Joshua vs. Fury. With mediation from Wilder’s side and Oleksandr Usyk’s mandatory WBO status, the journey to “AJ” vs. “The Gypsy King” appeared murky. Now, those speed bumps are in the past and we are set for a monumental heavyweight title unification clash.