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.
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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.
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.
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.
This was shown in a series of posts shared on Twitter.
Joshua and Fury are set to meet in the ring with the undisputed heavyweight championship on the line this summer after signing contracts for the £200million mega-fight.
Their handlers are in serious negotiations to finalise a two-fight series in 2021.
Joshua and Fury look set to finally fight next year, as long as AJ beats Kubrat Pulev next weekend and the Gypsy King either comes through a proposed bout in early 2021 or simply waits for the super fight in the summer.
According to TalkSport.com, the Nigerian Olympian is one of the contenders lined up to meet the “Gypsy King,” who recently resolved to move on after waiting a trilogy with Deontay Wilder that has dragged for “too long.”
Fury was contractually obliged to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Wilder towards the end of this year, yet the coronavirus pandemic and the American’s recovery from a bicep injury have complicated matters.
Fury dealt Wilder the first defeat of his professional career earlier this year as he stopped him in the seventh round in Las Vegas.
Fury pummelled Wilder into submission in Las Vegas back in February, in the second of what will be a trilogy of fights.
The Gypsy King had stated that he would listen to his family’s pleas and hang up his gloves after three more fights since stunning Deontay Wilder to win the WBC Heavyweight Championship in February.
Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury will beat Deontay Wilder when the two boxers meet for a third time.
Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren admits a heavyweight title unification fight with Anthony Joshua is unlikely to come to fruition this year.
Fury dominated Wilder last month, inflicting a first career defeat on his American opponent to claim the WBC world heavyweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King takes on the Bronze Bomber in a highly-anticipated second bout in Las Vegas on February 22 – with Wilder’s WBC heavyweight belt on the line.
Joshua reclaimed his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr on points earlier in December, and has since offered to spar with Fury ahead of the Gypsy King’s rematch with Deontay Wilder in February.
Anthony Joshua is finished as a boxer after losing his world heavyweight titles to Andy Ruiz Jr, fellow-Briton, Tyson Fury, says.
Tyson Fury has been ordered to fight Dillian Whyte by the World Boxing Council, a bout that could lead to an eagerly anticipated rematch against Deontay Wilder.