Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s mega-fight could be announced ‘in the next two weeks’, hopes Eddie Hearn with both sides finalising the contract – as promoter reveals heavyweight unification could happen abroad after ‘massive offers from the Middle East’
- Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are close to a heavyweight title showdown
- Joshua is the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion, while Fury holds the WBC belt
- The Middle East, Far East and America are all keen to stage the unification bout
A world heavyweight title showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be announced in the next two weeks, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
A unification fight has been on the cards for a while, with Joshua holding the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts while Fury is the WBC champion.
‘We’re back and forward with draft contracts,’ Joshua’s promoter Hearn told Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel.
The heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua (left) and Tyson Fury is close to be announced
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn he hopes the mega-fight is announced in the ‘next two weeks’
‘We’ve sent a draft contract, they’ve sent some minor changes nothing too big, so again we’re moving in the right direction.
‘I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said the next two weeks’ but the next two weeks we hope for an official announcement and then we go out and decide where this thing will take place.’
The highly-anticipated fight between two British boxers could take place abroad, with Hearn touting Saudi Arabia and the United States among the possible host sites.
‘Yeah, loads. We’ve had massive offers from the Middle East,’ the promoter said when asked about the possible location for the fight.
‘We’re talking to Qatar, we’re talking to Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, we’re talking to Singapore, we’re talking to China, we’re talking to America.
‘A couple of wildcards in there as well. But first of all I want to make sure the deal is in place then we can go out there and talk to these people sensibly and with confidence this fight is happening, and like I said we’re a couple of weeks away.’
Joshua will put his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO straps on the line against his British rival this year
Fury demolished Deontay Wilder to take his WBC heavyweight crown in February last year