Eddie Hearn Says Joshua and Fury have Agreed to Financial Terms
While working behind the scenes, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has just come forward with some potentially exciting news. According to Hearn, unified heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21 KO’s) and WBC champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) have agreed to financial terms for a two fight deal!
However, this does not guarantee that they are going to fight. Both Fury and Joshua have mandatory assignments before they could realistically focus on the other. Fury first has to get past his trilogy bout with Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) and AJ has to overcome his IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev (28-1, 14 KO’s).
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Assuming that each boxer is victorious, Hearn is now extremely confident that a full and complete contract can be agreed upon and signed by each party as he told Sky Sports. Despite making the notable headway in finalizing the would-be all UK heavyweight super fight to determine one undisputed champion, Hearn admits there is still much to be done.
“We’re in a good place. It’s fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight. Two fights. [There’s] a lot to overcome in the meantime. We’re moving in the right direction. I’m confident that both guys have given their blessing for the fight to go ahead.
“The first fight could happen next summer. It will be 2021. There is a big period of time where Whyte should get his shot at the title. That’s important to us.
“The main positive news is that Joshua and Fury have agreed to a two-fight deal, in essence. The most difficult part of any deal is the financial element. I believe we’re in a great place where both guys have agreed to what that should be.
“We have not signed contracts because there are still things to be worked out. We’re pushing towards a place where they can be drafted for 2021.”
Fury has since produced a video supporting the statements of Hearn:
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By: Bakari Simpson