Joshua’s fight against the dangerous Ukranian has not been officially announced but a deal is expected shortly, with Hearn still in dialogue with Usyk’s team K2 Promotions, but he revealed that “all the terms are agreed” with just a few small details to be thrashed out
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That’s the view of his promoter Eddie Hearn, who is a little more optimistic that the two sides will eventually come to an agreement.
Fury and Joshua face Deontay Wilder and Usyk respectively, and will need to make it past the two feared heavyweights in order to set up the big money showdown.
The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion of the world and his team had spent months negotiating an undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury.
Joshua was set to take on the Gypsy King in Saudi Arabia in August but the Gypsy King must now face Deontay Wilder after an arbitration hearing ruled he had a right to a third fight.
The boxing organisation have stated to AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearne should finalise the terms of agreement or face a penalty in the next 10 days or May 31.
Joshua and Fury, who between them own all four heavyweight titles, were set for the first of two blockbuster fights on August 14 before a US judge this week ordered that Fury must fight American challenger Deontay Wilder before September 15.
The pair will contest all four world heavyweight titles for the first time in the sport’s history when they meet on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
Fury took to social media on Sunday evening to declare that the heavyweight unification bout with his British rival will take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
The pair will contest all four world heavyweight titles for the first time in the sport’s history.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday that the fight, which had been considered across three continents, would take place in Saudi Arabia on either August 7 or August 14.
Options had been considered across three continents, but Hearn has now verified the open secret that the mega-rich desert state has landed the bout, with a date of either August 7 or 14.
The unified world heavyweight champion is on the brink of announcing an undisputed fight against compatriot Fury, who holds the only other world title in the division.
Unlike promoter Bob Arum, who stated that the fight was “dead in the water,” The Gypsy King is trying to put a lid on his frustrations.
Ruiz had not fought since losing to Anthony Joshua in December of 2019. The Mexican-American returned after 17 months, and dropping 55 pounds, against unheralded American opponent Arreola, 40, and registered a hard-fought win. The judges’ scorecards read 117-110, 118-109 and 118-109.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, said on Thursday he was “100 per cent confident” it would happen amid concerns over delays in finalising the Saudi Arabia super fight.
IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua and WBC titleholder Fury are now “on the verge” of a one-fight deal to decide the undisputed heavyweight championship in “the biggest fight in British boxing history,” Hearn said.
The British pair, who share all the world heavyweight titles available, have agreed a two-fight deal that will result in all belts belonging to one man for the first time since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
The two British heavyweights will fight to be crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world this year, but while contracts are signed, exact details are yet to be confirmed.
Fury and Joshua agreed personal terms for their long-awaited battle last month, with only the site deal left to finalise before it is fully wrapped up.