Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Is A Done Deal Says Eddie Hearn, Despite Counter Claims From Promoter Bob Arum
The mega undisputed heavyweight championship clash is a ‘done deal’ according to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn. The British rivals, Joshua and Fury, have agreed in principle the fight contract but finer contract details still need to be finalised.
The site for the mega boxing event is expected to be Saudi Arabia and all the heavyweight world title belts will be on the line, as well as the honorary title of undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. Tyson Fury’s WBC and Ring Magazine titles as well as Anthony Joshua’s IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles will be contested.
Tyson Fury’s American promoter Bob Arum, has recently suggested the deal may fall apart due to the prolonged contract negotiations, but rival promoter Eddie Hearn was quickly to dismiss any concerns the mega fight may not go ahead.
‘I saw the comments last night from Bob Arum. I messaged him last night and said, ‘is there something you want to tell me?’ – we last had a communication on Friday of last week and Thursday. He said in the interview, we haven’t spoken for two weeks, yet five days ago he was telling the world it was a done deal’ – Eddie Hearn told SkySports
The protracted contract agreements is becoming a bit tiresome for some boxing fans and many are become frustrated, but once an official announcement is made – enthusiasm and hype will explode for what will be an historic fight for modern boxing.