We now know the timeframe for Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.
Joshua and Fury have agreed in principle to a showdown in the future. Both men have some business to attend to first. “AJ” will put his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles on the line against Kubrat Pulev on December 12. One week prior, Fury is expected to defend his WBC Heavyweight Title against a top 15 heavyweight in the WBC rankings.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn discussed the timeframe for a clash between Joshua and Fury.
“You break them up into probably May, June, and then November, December [for the rematch]. April, May, June, and then November, December. I think it’s about where and of course they’re two British heavyweight world champions, and if one of those fights at least didn’t take place in the UK it would be a shame. I know ultimately people think it’s my decision but it’s really not. We will take all the offers that will come from all around the world and present them to both teams and both fighters. Ultimately, normally, the biggest offer wins.”
Hearn went on to say that he believes both Joshua and Fury want to fight each other in the UK at least once. With that said, Hearn also knows that both men could be swayed into taking a fight outside of England. A safe bet to at least be taken into consideration is Las Vegas, which has long been considered the fight capital of the world.
Joshua is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. It was an important fight for “AJ” as he had been defeated by Ruiz back in June 2019. As for Fury, he stopped Deontay Wilder via seventh-round TKO in their rematch back on February 22.