Anthony Joshua to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against WBC champion Tyson Fury in an undisputed world title fight, with a date and venue to be confirmed, after British rivals both signed a contract
Tuesday 16 March 2021 06:03, UK
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have signed a deal for an undisputed world heavyweight title fight, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.
The British rivals have been locked in lengthy negotiations in recent months but have now finalised terms for the blockbuster battle, with a date and venue to be confirmed.
Unified champion Joshua will put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line against the unbeaten WBC champion Fury this year.
Joshua's promoter Hearn told Sky Sports: "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."
A variety of potential venues are being considered to stage the fight, 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."
With a training camp already under way, Joshua also admitted he is relishing 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!"