Anthony Joshua has agreed to fight Tyson Fury on a two-fight deal, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Joshua two time unified heavy weight champion and the undefeated heavyweight champion boxer have been holding talks over an undisputed world heavyweight title fight and have thrashed out initial terms for two great boxing showdown battle.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said. “There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates.
“We have the Dillian Whyte mandatory which is due before this fight.
“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.
“We’re in a good place. It’s fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight Fury is the unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion and Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.
Whyte is due a mandatory shot at Fury’s belt by February 2021. Two fights. Before the undisputed title fight can take place, Fury is contracted to face Deontay Wilder for a third time and Joshua will meet mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
When quizzed about a possible location for the Joshua vs Fury fight Eddie Hearn said “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.
“The venue is another obstacle to overcome.”
Joshua in an interview with Sky Sports said: “Logically to prove yourself as No 1, I have to fight Tyson Fury. He has to fight Anthony Joshua.
“What it will prove, me and him fighting? There will be one dominant figure in the heavyweight division that will have all of the belts and become undisputed.”