Eddie Hearn says the location for Anthony Joshua’s fight with Tyson Fury can be chosen the NEXT WEEK
Eddie Hearn says the location for Anthony Joshua’s fight with Tyson Fury could be chosen the NEXT WEEK as the British heavyweights wrap up the final details of their highly anticipated clash.
- A fight deal between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury would be ‘imminent’
- Both fighters will sit down on Sunday to discuss possible locations for the fight
- Eddie Hearn claims both Joshua and Fury are ‘desperate to get the fight moving’
- Joshua’s promoter says Wembley will be discussed as the venue for the fight in 2021
Eddie Hearn has confirmed that both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will be looking into location options for their 2021 fight on Sunday and a decision can be made next week.
The British boxing rivals will meet twice this calendar year in a highly anticipated unity fight that will bring all five heavyweight belts together.
Joshua revealed that both he and his team are working ‘very hard’ to bring about the fight and fans can expect ‘positive news’ soon, with his promoter Hearn claiming the Watford-born fighter would not have made such a statement . if the fight wasn’t close.
Eddie Hearn says a decision on the location for the first Joshua-Fury fight could come next week
A fight deal between Anthony Joshua (left) and Tyson Fury (right) would be ‘imminent’
“We are very close,” Hearn told Sky Sports. (Sunday) both boys will be presented with options for a fight in the summer. Joshua doesn’t talk much about fights, but he talks when it’s close. You feel the excitement increase.
‘We are in a great place with various offers on the table. I have quiet confidence in it. It was nice to see Fury post enthusiastically because he feels we are close.
‘The teams come together. I’ll try to see Bob Arum on Tuesday. We are almost there. We’ve worked really hard and we don’t want to give in. We are in a good place, nice and close. I can’t do more than I do. People know we are on the brink.
Both guys are desperate to get moving. Joshua wants a date for the start of his camp. This is the 2021 sporting event. A happy site will get some good news next week and the whole world will stop to watch this fight. ‘
Hearn admits Joshua (left) is desperate for a deal to come soon so he can start training
Joshua’s British rival Fury, who has been skeptical of the fight in the past after becoming frustrated with the negotiations, was more positive about the talks this week, praising the ‘big, big offers’ available to him.
A passionate Fury said this week: “I just had big news, three or four big offers on the table, interest from Saudi Arabia, my Gypsy brothers in Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, America and England.
‘A few big offers on the table. I’m going to go through them on Sunday and hopefully we’ll get this big fight.
‘Let me smash this file, big, useless file, let me say. Because if I get it, I’m going to give it to him [raises right fist], you big file. ‘
Fury insists there are some big offers on the table to stage his fight with Joshua this year
One possible venue under discussion for the first fight is Wembley Stadium, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan promising to do everything he can to host the crucial boxing match in the English capital.
However, Hearn claims the prospect of a London fight is due to the success of the UK roadmap out of lockdown and whether a capacity crowd will be allowed in the new coronavirus regulations after June 21.
Speaking of the idea of a Wembley fight, Hearn added: ‘It will be presented. Financially it is not at the races. The question is, can we get 100,000 fans on July 24, the possible London date?
‘The answer is’ we hope so’. It is difficult to make a decision based on that. Hence, it takes longer than expected. It’s the logistics, the testing policy, the hustle and bustle.
But now is the time to take this battle. Now. The summer. We may not get this chance anymore. Both guys accept that and are up for the challenge. ‘
London Mayor Sadiq Khan (left) says he will do everything he can to compete at Wembley Stadium