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Eddie Hearn Reveals Verbal Agreement For Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua

Eddie Hearn Reveals Verbal Agreement For Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua

Eddie Hearn has insisted that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are set to get in the ring together before the end of 2021.

Not only that, but the duo could apparently be fighting by May or June.

Speaking after Saul 'Canelo' Alavarez's dismantling of Callum Smith on Saturday night, Hearn seemed optimistic about the chances of the bout going ahead in the near future.

The Athletic's Mike Coppinger revealed the quotes on Twitter, sparking hopes that one of the biggest fights in British boxing history could finally happen.

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However, there are still some stumbling blocks, with both fighters possibly tied to other fights.

Joshua is meant to be facing WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk, the undefeated former undisputed cruiserweight world champion. Meanwhile, Fury had originally agreed to another bout with ex-heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder.

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There is also the matter of the venue for the event, with British boxing fans desperate for it to take place in the UK.

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However, with Covid-19 restrictions looking set to stick around for a long time yet, the fight could move to the Middle East.

Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz took place in Saudi Arabia in 2019, and a similar plan could be put into action for his bout with Fury.

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Wherever it is held, this would be a huge event for British and international boxing fans - and it will be hoped that it can happen sooner rather than later. Who do you think will win?

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Eddie Hearn

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