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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua negotiations reportedly underway

Deontay Wilder’s team are aware of the talks, which concern offers to stage the fight in the Middle East.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

ESPN is reporting that there are talks currently going for a possible fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, which would be a full unification of the heavyweight division, but try not to get too excited.

Discussions are reportedly just about where the fight may potentially be held, and what kind of offer they could get for a Fury-Joshua bout. Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn is speaking with MTK Global on behalf of Fury, with a focus on offers that could come in from Saudi Arabia or somewhere else in the Middle East.

Deontay Wilder’s team are aware of the discussions, but they are still prepared to follow through on exercising their clause for a third fight with Fury. And Hearn is not ignoring that, right now, they have a deal for a Joshua fight with IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev.

Hearn believes it’s more likely the fight would take place in 2021 than any time this year, and Bob Arum, one of Fury’s promoters, is willing to hear what kind of money is out there.

There is at least some movement here, is the biggest part of this story.

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