What Is The Timeframe For Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury?
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has laid out the timeframe for Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.
Joshua vs. Fury is considered by many to be the biggest fight that can be booked in the world of boxing. Both men have agreed in principle to fight. Hearn and Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum have been working on all the details to make the fight a reality.
Part of the appeal of this bout is the fact that both Joshua and Fury are heavyweight champions. “AJ” holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO gold, while “The Gypsy King” is the WBC and The Ring Champion. The winner of this bout would likely become the undisputed heavyweight champion as mandatory WBO challenger Oleksandr Usyk is reportedly in talks to have an interim title bout with Joe Joyce.
Speaking to Daily Mail, Hearn revealed that his initial hope to have Joshua vs. Fury take place in May has been dismissed. He is now targeting June.
“The first draft of the contract has now gone out to Bob Arum, which is obviously a good thing. The contract reflects the positive nature of the discussions we have had so far around this fight. We now await their comments before we all move on to agreeing a location. We hope to have something signed within the next two weeks.”
As far as potential locations for the fight are concerned, Hearn had an answer for that as well. The promoter listed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the U.S., Australia, and Singapore as possible landing spots.