According to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn, an undisputed heavyweight title unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is on the way. Though both fighters have been in negotiations for some time now, there had been some hiccups along the way which made fans question whether or not a deal would ever get over the line. Well, Hearn tells Sky Sports that both fighters have now officially signed off on a deal with the specific date and venue to be confirmed at a later date.
“All parties have now put pen to paper and we will be working hard over the next few weeks to confirm the site and date for the biggest fight in boxing.”
This is obviously good news after Fury just recently came out to say that he was taking a break from boxing for the time being, giving himself some time to rest. That said, Fury did say that he would be ready to get back in action at a moment’s notice and that he only needs several weeks to prepare himself to take on the rest of the ‘bums’ in the division.
Hearn would go on to tell ESPN that it’s his hope to finalize the site details within the next month but that for now the hardest part of getting pen to paper has been accomplished. As things stand, the first fight between Fury and Joshua will be an even 50/50 split with a 60/40 split in favor of the winner in the rematch. The hope is to get the first fight off by this summer, with a rematch to be held by the end of the year.
Should fans now allow themselves to get excited? You tell me. There’s still at least a little bit of skepticism over the fight until the date and location are formally announced.