Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is arguably the biggest fight of the decade. Earlier, promoter Eddie Hearn had confirmed that both Fury and Joshua have signed a two-fight deal and the fight is expected to take place this year. In recent news, Hearn states that they are planning for the bout to take place in July. Needless to say, it could potentially postpone the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier trilogy considering it was supposed to go down at UFC 264 in July.
“July. The date depends on many different things. For one venue, it’s the backend of July, and for another venue, it’s the first week of July.”
“Wembley is trying to initiate full capacity. So if we did have full capacity at the end of July, Wembley comes into the conversation.”
UFC will host its first event with a full capacity crowd when it travels to Florida for the hugely anticipated Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal 2 for the UFC’s welterweight championship.
Needless to say, should the promoters of Fury vs Joshua get the deal in place for a full-capacity crowd for the much-awaited showdown between the British heavyweights, there’s a likely possibility that the UFC will be forced to postpone Poirer vs McGregor 3.
When is Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua?
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are set to battle it out inside the ring for the undisputed heavyweight championship later this year. According to Hearn, the first and last week of July are being targeted. UFC’s plan to hold McGregor’s return after the brutal KO loss over Poirier in a trilogy fight against the former interim champion might likely be the victim.
When is Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3?
UFC has booked the mean-event right up to UFC 263 which will feature a rematch as Deiveson Figueredo takes on Brandon Moreno for the UFC’s flyweight championship. Poirier’s recent tweet also pointed to a potential July showdown between both the lightweight elites.
July 10th 💎
— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) March 28, 2021
It will be interesting to see if the UFC decides to go ahead with the trilogy bout in the same month as Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury. Needless to say, it will not only impact the media attention but also play a significant role in the PPV numbers at the end of the day.
While the likelihood of that happening is still slim, there’s a possibility that fans might get divided and may end up prioritizing. Since both the fights could potentially happen in July, UFC wouldn’t want to lose out on a huge pay-day because of arguably the greatest boxing bout of the last decade in the form of Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua.