Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to a deal to fight two times in 2021, says Promoter Eddie Hearn. Both boxers who are the current holders of the heavyweight belts, have agreed financial terms for a showdown.
Joshua regained his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO title from Andy Ruiz Jr who broke his unbeaten record last year. Fury the unbeaten WBC champion’s reputation has soared high due to his giant personality and resounding defeat of American Deontay Wilder.
Fury updated a video via his Twitter; “The biggest fight in British boxing history has just been agreed. Get in there my boy!”
However, Dillian Whyte will have a shot at Joshua before Fury showdown takes place, Joshua will also have a mandatory title defend fight with Kubrat Pulev.
Fury who defeated wilder in their last two matches is contracted to face Wilder for the third time. If both of them win their matches, the first installment of Joshua and Fury blockbuster fight should hold in the summer of 2021.
Regardless of who wins the first fight, a second fight would follow later in 2021.
Both men are in agreement over financial terms and a deal in principle has been struck. “We’re making progress. There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venue and dates”. Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky sport.