ANTHONY JOSHUA vs TYSON FURY: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Thu, 24 Dec 2020
Anthony Joshua, preparing for his dream fight, dropped a stunning performance in his victory against Kubrat Pulev at Wembley Arena in a brutal way.
In the aftermath of his stunning victory against Pulev, Anthony Joshua spoke on a fight against Fury.
Fury, who was able to put Deontay Wilder down in his impressive victory in February, is now ready to take on a fight against his British rival in 2021.
Here is what you need to know ahead of the big figure fight.
Joshua v Fury: When will it happen?
Fury was previously set to fight against Germany's Agit Kabayelhe this December but the match was canceled as the star confirmed he won't be returning to the ring till next year.
Joshua and Fury have been said to have agreed to a two-fight deal with the first occurring in the next summer while the second will take place during winter 2021.
As per the financial terms agreed on, the first fight will see a 50/50 split, while the second will be a 60/40 split as the winning party will be taking up the large sum.
Anthony Joshua drops Kubrat Pulev.
With the financial terms all agreed on, all the fans need to do is relax and start searching on sites for betting on boxing as this big event will be one of the biggest events in 2021 and it will be a shame if they didn't make it count.
What have been said:
Anthony Joshua spoke to the media recently that he wants a match against Tyson Fury to be his next, with his promoter Eddie Hearn pledging to make it possible.
After defeating Pulev in his recent fight, Joshua said: “I’ve been chasing the belts since I started this. It’s not about the man; it’s about the belt and the legacy. If it’s Tyson Fury with the WBC belt, then let it be Tyson Fury.”
His promoter, Hearn, was asked how long it will take to complete the deal, he said: “A couple of days.
“We need to write to the governing bodies and say yes we have a deal and we will now talk to the various sites and confirm the dates shortly for what I suppose will be the end of May.
“The only hitch I can think of is [Deontay] Wilder. If the court orders the Fury rematch, and it doesn’t sound as though they will, then it is out of our hands."
Tyson Fury, on the other hand, said via TalkSports: “Let’s hope this fight happens. I’m willing to take the fight, I don’t know if they are.
Tyson Fury connects with a left at Deontay Wilder.
“I’ve been willing to take the fight for the last five years, it’s not happened so far but I’m very optimistic it will happen in 2021.”
Replying to Joshua's message for him, he said: “Grow a pair and sign the contract, big boy.
“I’m not just saying it because he’s gonna be a rival of mine and he’s gonna be one of my opponents, but I’ve always said for a long time that I do believe Anthony Joshua’s tailor-made for somebody with my style.
“I think it does gonna be one of the most explosive, quickest fights you’re gonna see. I’m aiming to take him out inside four rounds.”
Where the big fight could take place
While the British fans would love for the home rivals to have the bout in the UK as Cardiff's Principality Stadium, Wembley, and Tottenham's White Hart Lane being the possible candidates, there have been reports that the UK might miss out on hosting this big event as money plays a huge determining factor.
This leaves New York, Las Vegas, Australia, and Saudi Arabia as different options available for the event.
Could it be Scrapped/Delayed?
The potential problem that could temporarily delay this bout is Deontay Wilder, who has insisted repeatedly that he is owed a trilogy fight from Fury.
Fury's team confirmed that their contract with the ‘Bronze Bomber’ expires, but the latter wants to push this problem to arbitration.
A retired judge will have to come out to serve the role of a mediator to take legal steps on the matter. Should it be decided that Fury owes Wilder a third fight, the fight with Anthony Joshua will likely be scrapped temporarily.
If it goes in the favor of the Gypsy King, then the fight against Joshua will go as planned.
Speaking on when the fight could possibly take place, Hearn said: “You break them up into probably May, June, and then November, December [for the rematch].
“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.
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