Eddie Hearn reveals Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have both ‘APPROVED’ a site offer to stage their Battle of Britain this summer in huge step towards finalising £100m undisputed world title fight
- Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have now settled on a location for their fight
- Eddie Hearn revealed the two champions have both approved a site offer
- The promoter insisted the heavyweight blockbuster will take place this summer
- All that remains for Fury and Joshua’s Battle of Britain to be confirmed is a date
- Fury’s already looking sharp in the gym and is currently training out in Las Vegas
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s £100m undisputed world title fight has taken a huge step towards being finalised after they both approved a site offer to stage it this summer.
Britain’s heavyweight champions had been mulling over multiple offers from several countries bidding to host their blockbuster fight, and Eddie Hearn has now revealed they have settled on a location.
All that remains now for Fury and Joshua’s Battle of Britain to be confirmed is a date, and Hearn insisted an announcement is now imminent after holding a brief meeting with the Gypsy King over a ‘cuppa’ earlier this week.
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s heavyweight blockbuster has taken a step closer to getting finalised after the pair both approved a site offer to stage their fight this summer
Eddie Hearn revealed an announcement is now imminent with just a date needing to be agreed
United States (namely the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas)
Britain (namely Wembley)
Revealing the huge news, Hearn told Behind The Gloves: ‘Both sides have approved the site offer that they want to go with, and now we’re just finalising the site deal and we’re in a great place.
‘I saw Tyson yesterday. I just messaged him and said, “I’m in Vegas, I’m in your hotel if you fancy a cuppa”.
‘We just had five or 10 minutes together and it was good, because I don’t represent Tyson Fury, so I don’t know what is in his mind. What he basically cemented in my mind was, this is the only fight he wants, and I know that’s the same with AJ.
‘It just good to say, right we’ve got the offer, we all approve. We’re moving forward now. We’re good.
‘It has been agreed by both sides, the option that we will take, and you’ll get the date very soon and the official announcement.’
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, America, Singapore, China, Dubai and England have all been in the running to stage Joshua and Fury’s showdown, which will determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in the early 2000s.
There had been some concerns about whether or not the fight could be staged in the coming months due to complications caused by the pandemic, but Hearn allayed any fears of it being further delayed by insisting it would ‘100 per cent’ go ahead this summer.
Saudi Arabia, which staged AJ vs Andy Ruiz Jr II, is a favourite to land his super fight with Fury
The £1billion Allegiant Stadium – home of NFL side Las Vegas Raiders – is also a frontrunner
He added: ‘Everybody wants this fight as soon as possible. There is no option for this fight to go at the back end of the year, and I’ve made that clear.
‘The hardest thing about securing the site is in this world we live in today, most people would like to kick it to November, December. That’s not available. It was never available.
‘What was available was a summer fight for the undisputed world heavyweight championship. That is what you’re going to get. Both guys want two fights this year. One will be in the summer and one will be in December.’
Fury is currently training out in Las Vegas and showed off his blistering hand speed and power in a video earlier this week as he continues to ramp up his preparations ahead of his super fight with Joshua.
Fury has been laying the foundations in Top Rank’s private Las Vegas gym with legendary cut man Jorge Capetillo (left) ahead of entering his full training camp for the Joshua fight
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