It’s finally happening. Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have signed a two-fight deal to unify the world heavyweight title according to ESPN. In what is promised to be one of the biggest boxing bouts in the history of the sport, Fury and Joshua will finally share the ring later this year. While the dates have not been confirmed, it looks like we finally have a contract on the table.
The contract is signed ✍️
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) March 15, 2021
Over the past few months, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn had repeatedly told fans that both parties are almost done signing the deal. However, fans were skeptical after Fury posted on social media that he has stopped training.
In the tweet, Fury added that he would only require four to seven weeks of training to beat Joshua and has stopped training. This led many fans to believe that despite Hearn’s claims, the deal is nowhere near done. However, ESPN reports that both the boxers have signed the deal and the two British heavyweights will step inside the ring sooner or later to unify the world heavyweight championship.
The greatest fight in the history of British boxing – Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury currently holds the WBC and The Ring heavyweight championship. On the other side, Anthony Joshua holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. Joshua’s last bout came back in December of 2020 where he picked up a 99th round KO win over boxing veteran Kubrat Pulev. In the process, he also became the first fighter to hand a KO loss to the Bulgarian boxer.
Meanwhile, Tyson Fury has not competed inside the ring since his stoppage win over then-undefeated Deontay Wilder back in February of 2020. Initially, there were reports that a potential trilogy between Fury and Wilder could halt the hugely anticipated Fury vs Joshua showdown. However, it is now reported that Wilder will take on Andy Ruiz Jr. later this year.
Unruly 🩸 pic.twitter.com/eA6McGABt6
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) March 8, 2021
Does AJ have the balls to fight me?
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 12, 2021
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is being quoted as the greatest match-up in the history of British boxing. Needless to say, both Fury and Joshua are much loved by boxing fans around the world. Boxing fans are divided, however, many believe that Fury could topple Joshua. Be that as it may, Anthony Joshua has paid no heed to the critics and believes that he has what it takes to beat Fury and hand him the first loss of his professional career.