Anthony Joshua and Tyson have reached an agreement for a 2-fight deal in 2021, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Hearn said: “We’ve been talking to [Fury’s management team] MTK, giving them the assurances from Joshua’s side that all the details on the structure of the deal is approved from our side. And it is from Fury’s side, as well.
“We’re in a good place. It’s fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight. Two fights.
“[There’s] a lot to overcome in the meantime. We’re moving in the right direction. I’m confident that both guys have given their blessing for the fight to go ahead.
He added: “The most difficult part of any deal is the financial element. I believe we’re in a great place where both guys have agreed to what that should be. We have not signed contracts because there are still things to be worked out. We’re pushing towards a place where they can be drafted, for 2021. Both guys are in agreement.”
Before facing Fury, Joshua has to fight Kubrat Pulev while Fury is scheduled for another rematch with Deontay Wilder before fighting AJ
Eddie Hearn said of the match-up between two fighters: “It’s the biggest fight ever in British boxing.
“It doesn’t get bigger, and there will never be a bigger fight in our generation. Two guys, very different, who fight differently, have experienced different things and have come back from adversity.”