Heavyweight boxing champions, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will soon announce their £200 million mega-fight after terms were agreed.
The fight, which will take place in June or July, is to determine the division’s first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
The venue of this mouth-watering clash might be the Middle East with Saudi Arabia looking like a possible destination because of the history they have with hosting Joshua’s rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.
Joshua and Fury had already agreed the financial terms of this fight last year with both champions deciding to earn 50 per cent of the purse, predicted to be £100m each.
Meanwhile, it was also agreed that the winner of the first fight earns 60 per cent of the purse for a rematch which might likely take place in Cardiff towards the twilight of the year.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, stated last month that only minor issues were left to agree in the terms of the fight, some of the issues include whose name should be printed first on the poster and who would walk to the ring first.
However, Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has revealed that those issues have been resolved.
He told iFL TV.
“All the points have been agreed to, that’s what both sides have said,”
“Now we’re scrambling around to get things signed but I can say that clearly, based on my view, there are no more issues.”
Recall that last week Nigerdeltaconnect reported that Fury and Joshua really want to face each other but the issue of the coronavirus pandemic has made negotiations even more difficult.
Fury told ESPN:
“They’ve had a full year to make something happen, and it hasn’t happened as of yet. We’re no further forward today than we were a year ago. The way COVID-19 is at the moment, I don’t think it has got much to do with the fight. It’s to do with the venue, date, place, site fees. It’s to do with everything but the fight itself.”
Fury also admitted that his inactivity was a concern because he hasn’t fought for over a year since his victory against Deontay Wilder.
Complete Sports reported that Fury was supposed to have a trilogy fight last year with the American but the fight was delayed and eventually abandoned.
Joshua fought in December last year when he beat challenger Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round.