The world of boxing is waiting for two of the best boxers in the history of heavyweight division lock horns against each other in a unification title match for the undisputed Championship across all promotions. Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will go down as two of the greatest boxers of the modern era. However, before the much-anticipated showdown between the British greats, Fury is scheduled to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout scheduled for December later this year. Additionally, Anthony Joshua will have to get past Kubrat Pulev in a mandatory title defense later this year.
Top Rank President Todd DuBoef, co-promoter for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, opened up about the Champion’s future and what lies ahead.
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua to take on each other in early 2021
While the financial negotiations between both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have already taken place, both the boxers are likely to face each other if they win their next bout. However, both Kubrat Pulev and Deontay Wilder are lethal strikers and boxing fans believe that they have what it takes to beat the current Champions.
Tyson Fury has transitioned into a global star after his scintillating victory over Deontay Wilder in the rematch after their first bout ended in a controversial draw. Wilder immediately made use of the trilogy clause and could look to upset Tyson Fury later this year.
“There is a gravitation to bring the titles together, and that would be Joshua and Fury. Obviously we would have loved to do that before the end of this year, but for the pandemic. I don’t think anybody is wavering from that objective,” DuBoef told Sky Sports.
“We’re looking at December 19, obviously Vegas is one of the places which is a high priority to do it in,” DuBoef said. “That’s where we are. We have been flexible and fluid in the entertainment and sports business. It is important to be patient, play it out, make sure it happens at the right time. That looks like a nice date in December to target it. It is a fair date to earmark, to give us time to put everything together. Everybody has been frustrated, not just Fury, Wilder, Joshua, or Pulev. All the athletes have.”