Boxing: Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury finally signs deal for undisputed world heavyweight title
The rivals having been locked in lengthy negotiations in recent months have now finalised terms for the blockbuster battle, with a date and venue to be confirmed.
Anthony Joshua will put his WBA, IBF, and WBO belts on the line against the unbeaten WBC champion Fury this year.
Joshua’s promoter Hearn said: “All parties have now put pen to paper and we will be working hard over the next few weeks to confirm the site and date for the biggest fight in boxing.”
Also, a host of potential venues for the fight are being considered, including Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Qatar, China, Dubai, America, and the UK.
Joshua recently told Sky News: “Any option. Home turf, Middle East, my back garden, your back garden. I don’t mind where it is.
“I’m just ready to fight. I want that belt. I want to compete with Fury so all options are open to me.”
Joshua also admitted he is expecting a massive showdown with Fury.
“[The pandemic] is getting close to things being normal. We’re working on a date for around June,” he said.
“So if Tyson is serious, which I think he is, he’ll know where to come and find the boss!
“I’m ready. I’m really looking forward to competition – all I want to do is fight, fight, fight!”