London, UK | Promoter Eddie Hearn announced that British boxer Anthony Joshua, World Heavyweight Champion, World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Heavyweight Boxing Association, will soon face fellow countryman Tyson Fury, who holds the WBC belt, in two matches with all the titles at stake.
“All parties have signed and we will work hard in the coming weeks to confirm the dates and locations of the biggest boxing matches,” he told Sky Sports Hearn, confirming the information initially published by ESPN.
“The most difficult thing is for everyone to sign. All parties have made a very great effort to reach this agreement. There were competing promoters, rival televisions and rival fighters.”
“Next month,” Hearn said, you will know the locations of the fighting.
According to the media, Saudi Arabia, where Joshua won the rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. in December 2019, is starting as the favorite to host the two matches.
But Hearn told ESPN that he “already has routes of eight or nine locations” from the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and America.
Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, could earn around $ 139 million (€ 116 million) each, 50-50% in the first fight and 60-40% in the rematch for the defender.
After defeating Ruiz, Joshua defended his belts against Kobrats Boliv in London in December.
Fury had not fought in over a year, when he defeated Deontay Wilder in February 2020 to clinch the WBC title.