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Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the contracts have been signed for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury, for two fights, and the location and date for the first fight will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
AJ vs Fury is the most anticipated fight in boxing right now and fans have been waiting patiently for confirmation of the fight taking place.
Matchroom Boxing boss, and Joshua's manager, Hearn, has confirmed to ESPN that both fighters have signed the contracts and agreed to terms on a two fight deal.
The contract is signed ✍️
Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn tells @MarkKriegel a deal has been signed for Joshua to face @Tyson_Fury in a two-fight series. pic.twitter.com/AAlvMdM6ey
- ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) March 15, 2021
Joshua holds the WBA (super), IBF, and WBO titles whilst his fellow Brit holds the WBC title, meaning the chance of becoming undisputed heavyweight champion will be on the line.
That 'title' hasn't been held by anyone since Lennox Lewis in 2000, after he defeated Evander Holyfield in 1999 in their second fight.
Ever since Fury won his title off Wilder in February 2020 it has been the fight to make but there has been questions as to whether it would ever actually happen.
The undefeated Fury seemed to pour cold water over the chances of the pair fighting just last week, claiming he wasn't putting 'all his eggs in one basket.'
Fury claimed he was drinking 12 pints a day, had stopped training and was considering taking on Wilder for a third time if the fight with his British rival.
The 32-year-old did later say he only needed six or seven weeks of training and, in typical fashion, said he would beat the 2012 Olympic gold medalist after drinking 14 pints.
There was more questions over the possibility of the two British champions fighting next with Oleksandr Usyk's promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, calling on the WBO to give his fighter the next shot at Joshua's title.
Usyk was the undisputed champion at cruiserweight, before moving up to heavyweight, and in line with WBO's rules was made mandatory challenger at heavyweight.
The Ukrainian's promoter was hoping to get his fighter a chance at that title, or to call on the WBO to strip the champ.
Featured Image Credit: PA / Eddie Hearn
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