The most anticipated heavyweight fight in a generation is drawing nearer after Eddie Hearn confirmed Monday that contracts have been signed for two fights between heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
Speculation of a fight between the two men who hold all the recognised world titles in the heavyweight frame has been amping up for months but after prolonged negotiations, Hearn revealed to ESPN that a deal has been struck and agreed for a bout which will consolidate the WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO heavyweight championships of the world.
‼️✍️ Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO heavyweight championship of the world is now SIGNED, according to Eddie Hearn. Promoters will next look to finalise a site deal and announce date/venue in coming weeks. [@ESPN] pic.twitter.com/VlDaI2Ywtm
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The two Brits had repeatedly stated their ambition to fight one another in recent weeks but it was thought that contractual language in Fury’s contract with Deontay Wilder could scupper the contest, with the American guaranteed a third fight with Fury as part of his deal. It seems, though, as if any roadblocks have been cleared ahead of what will be the highest stakes fight between two British fighters perhaps ever, but at least since the first meeting of Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank in 1990.
As of yet, no details with regard to a location or a date have yet been announced.