Two-fight Deal Signed Between Fury and Joshua

London, England | March 15, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

One of the biggest fights in boxing has been reportedly signed between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. The two British stars have penned a two-fight deal for the unification of the heavyweight title. Some of the details of the agreement tell us that Fury and Joshua will each get 50% of the purse and that the winner of the first bout will take 60% of the second fight. Location and dates have not been finalized but both fights will take place in 2021.

Eddie Hearn broke the news when he told ESPN "We'd like to get a site deal confirmed in the next month. The hard part is always getting everybody to put pen to paper. But this was a major effort from all parties to get this over the line. You had rival promoters, rival networks and rival fighters." Tyron Fury signed a five-fight contract deal with ESPN and Top Rank worth $100 million right after his first fight with Wilder. He is also promoted by Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions. On the other hand, Anthony Joshua is promoted by Eddie Hern and Matchroom promotions.

After Fury made easy work of Wilder in the second fight and Joshua avenged his first loss against Ruiz, the obvious fight was between the two british heavyweights. But the potential fight never moved forward. Fury expressed frustration and told a Top Rank broadcast that he had stopped training and that he was drinking 10 pints of beer a day. But Eddie Hearn told The Ak and Barak Show in early 2021 that the fight only needed one more signature and that it had to come from Fury's Camp.

Whatever the truth is, and whoever was to blame seems not to matter anymore. Finally we get to see the best heavyweights in boxing today go against each other. Both camps have come to an agreement and now the only things left are a specific date and location for the first of two bouts.

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