Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed in an interview with Sky Sports that Joshua has reached an agreement with Tyson Fury on a two-fight deal.
The heavyweight rivals have been holding talks over an undisputed world heavyweight title fight and have finally agreed on an initial term for two blockbuster battles.
“We’re making great progress, there is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates.” Hearn said
“It’s fair to say [Joshua and Fury] are in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight. We’ve been talking to [Fury’s management team] MTK, giving them the assurances from Joshua’s side that all the details on the structure of the deal is approved from our side. And it is from Fury’s side, as well.” He further stated
He, however, revealed that Joshua has mandatory bout against Jamaican-born British heavyweight Dillian Whyte before he will face Fury.
“We have the Dillian Whyte mandatory which is due before this fight. There is a big period of time where Whyte should get his shot at the title. That’s important to us.” He further said
When asked about a possible location for the Joshua vs Fury fight, Hearn added: “There are discussions with various sites. From a common-sense point of view and without knowing how a deal works, everyone will say Britain is the place to hold the fight. But it is the world heavyweight championship – there will be all sorts of offers from across the world, and there have been already.”
Fury is the unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion and Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.
By Leroy Hawkson | Head of Sports