Boxing: Anthony Joshua Versus Fury Talks Begins

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Talks about the much anticipated bout between the two British behemoths, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have begun.

Reports emanating from the British media has it that the representatives of the two Britons are in conversation over the venue that will stage the historic fight and also to ascertain how much money the bout could generate.

A source monitoring the proceedings told BBC Sport they now believe the fight will happen and confirmed talks were under way.

Although, as things stands, none of the side is negotiating monetary splits or wider demands for now. But Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn disclosed that they are talking about how to make happen the unification bout.

Meanwhile, authorities in Saudi Arabia after the success of staging the second bout between Joshua and Ruiz last December are keen to secure the bout.

After working closely with Hearn to host Joshua versus Ruiz, a member of the country’s royal family sat next to promoter Frank Warren in Las Vegas to watch Fury win the WBC belt from Deontay Wilder in February.

Wilder on the other hand has a contract to face Fury again, while Joshua who happens to be the holder of the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, is bound to face Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev when sport resumes after the coronavirus shutdown.

At this stage, establishing how much money could be generated by a Joshua-Fury bout is seen as key as it would allow clarity on what could be offered to Wilder and Pulev in order for them to break the contracts they have in place.