Boxing: Deal for Anthony Joshua’s clash with Tyson Fury ‘95% done’ 

AJ and Fury could fight sooner
  • A deal for the anticipated clash between Joshua and Fury is almost done 
  • Both camps are said to be in agreement of having the deal complete that includes the venue 
  • Winner of the fight will be crowned the World Undisputed Heavyweight Champion 

Talks to get a deal for the heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are at advanced stage. 

Discussions and negotiations have been ongoing to set up an undisputed world title showdown between WBC champion Fury and Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO belt holder, later this year.

Speaking to Sky News, Bob Arum (Fury’s US Promoter) said:
‘I don’t want to make a deadline, but I just can report that everything so far has been going splendidly, and we hope to have a signed document within the next couple of weeks.’

‘I’m 95 per cent confident the fight happens…’

Despite the prospect of Deontay Wilder’s legal action delaying the biggest fight in British boxing history, Arum is almost certain that the clash between Joshua and Fury will take place this year.

Former WBC king Wilder – who Fury dethroned last February – began legal action late last year to land a trilogy fight with The Gypsy King.

The American and his representatives believe he’s contractually entitled to a third fight with the former unified heavyweight champion.

Team Fury, however, are adamant his rematch clause expired last October.