Eddie Hearn confirms Anthony Joshua has now entered full training ahead of the UK showdown with Tyson Fury … and an on-site announcement is IMMEDIATELY once ‘a few proposals’ can be agreed
- Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Anthony Joshua’s training camp is in full swing
- Joshua prepares for the biggest fight of his career against Briton Tyson Fury
- Hearn expects the details, such as location and date, to be sorted next week
Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Anthony Joshua’s training camp for his fight with Tyson Fury is in full swing.
It has been revealed that the British heavyweights have struck a deal with two fights, the first of which is expected to be held this summer, but other details, such as a location, are still unknown given the constantly changing situation due to the coronavirus pandemic .
The highly anticipated fight will unite the heavyweight division – with Joshua holding the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles and Fury holding the WBC belt.
Anthony Joshua’s (L) training camp for his Tyson Fury fight has begun, says Eddie Hearn (R)
Joshua plans to go to the EIS in Sheffield with trainer Rob McCracken
Joshua has been ticking over since his dominant win over Kubrat Pulev in December with lighter training sessions at his old amateur club Finchley ABC. But now he’s taking it up a notch from the biggest fight of his career.
He plans to go to the EIS in Sheffield with trainer Rob McCracken to continue his training camp.
And Eddie Hearn is optimistic that any remaining details of their deal could be ironed out by the end of next week, with both fighters having to agree on a location.
‘We can not wait. AJ has started his training camp and Fury has trained very hard. They all want to fight, ”he told reporters.
Joshua has been ticking over since his dominant win over Kubrat Pulev in December
“They will get some suggestions on where to fight and everyone has to agree on where to do it.
“There’s no other fight that comes close to either boy. July is the date.
‘I really think it will happen at the end of next week.
“Talks have gone extremely well and we are approaching securing the site and there will be an announcement in due course.
“We’re at the stage where it’s probably best not to say much more than that.”
The Middle East remains the most likely destination due to its ability to afford the most lucrative site costs, with operators in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai all in talks with Hearn, who recently took off on a global tour to look at the options for the fight.
There is also interest from Singapore, China, the US and a marginal possibility from Wembley Stadium, but that would depend on the UK government’s ruling on major events once a date is set.
Tyson Fury recently posted a photo of his training camp that looked in great shape
Joseph Parker took to Instagram to reveal that he worked out in the gym alongside Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury recently posted a photo of his training camp looking in top shape and slimmed down even further.
The ‘Gypsy King’ trained alongside Joseph Parker, who fought Joshua in 2018. Parker is better placed than most to help Team Fury anticipate the potential undisputed battle with the Watford-born fighter.
The New Zealander fought Joshua in 2018 and although he lost his WBO belt to the Brit in the unit fight, Parker was the first man to take him through the full 12 rounds in the professional ranks.
However, the 29-year-old is hoping to benefit from the training himself, having recently hired Andy Lee as his new trainer ahead of a major fight on May 1 against Derek Chisora.