We have moved significantly closer to the prospect of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury meeting in the ring and the great news is that the two fighters are set to have two fights as they duke it out in reunification fights.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn claims that a financial deal has been agreed which will see his client put his three heavyweight belts on the line against his fellow Brit, although the bookies odds suggest that AJ is likely to lose these against Tyson Fury.

Fury Favourite to Beat Joshua in First Fight

We don’t know when Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will fight although it seems likely that at least one of the world heavyweight bouts will take place at Wembley Stadium, with tickets likely to be sold out in minutes when they go on general sale.

The bookies have installed Fury as the 1/2 favourite to claim victory in the first fight, with Joshua priced up at 6/4 to win and that would mean he beats the unbeaten WBC champion and have all the belts as part of the reunification bout.

William Hill believe that Fury is definitely the fighter to beat and that his victory against Deontay Wilder means that the WBC belt holder looks like the one to beat when the pair clash.

Boxing spokesperson, Rupert Adams told Odds1x2.com: “Tyson was so dominant against Wilder that we feel we have to make him the favourite to go on and beat Joshua.”

When Will Fury Fight Joshua?

It is not clear when the first fight between Joshua and Fury will take place and the big problem is that spectators can’t attend sporting events at the moment, while there is no given certainty that they will be given the green light in the months to come.

“We’re making great progress,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates.

“It’s fair to say [they] are in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight. The main positive news is that Joshua and Fury have agreed to a two-fight deal, in essence. The most difficult part of any deal is the financial element. I believe we’re in a great place where both guys have agreed to what that should be. We have not signed contracts because there are still things to be worked out.

“We’re pushing towards a place where they can be drafted, for 2021. Both guys are in agreement. The structure of the deal has been put forward, and agreed to by both parties.”

Therefore, a fight in 2021 could be on the cards considering that both boxers have agreed to a 50-50 split of what would be a humungous pot, with each heavyweight boxer set to generate an enormous purse from a fight which will be watched by millions of fans all over the world.

We might have to wait a little while, although boxing fans all over the world are greatly anticipating a heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, with the two British boxers looking to become unified champion of the planet.

Tyson Fury became the WBC champion after defeating Deontay Wilder in February 2020, with the Mancunian beating his American opponent in seven rounds during their Las Vegas bout.

The Gypsy King was utterly dominant throughout the contest and Fury continues to be unbeaten, having previously been frustrated when fighting Wilder for the first time and the bout ended up being declared as a draw after a split decision by the judges.

Previously to winning the WBC belt, Fury had landed the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Lineal and The Ring heavyweight titles by beating Wladimir Klitschko although he was then stripped of his belts due to personal problems away from the ring.

Now it appears that the gargantuan fighter has returned better than ever and he’s trading at odds of 1/2 with the bookmakers to beat Anthony Joshua as and when the two Brits meet at a venue to be confirmed.

When Will Joshua Fight Fury?

It’s not clear when the fight will happen between the two Brits, even if everyone is licking their lips at the prospect of the pair clashing at Wembley Stadium, with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirming that everyone wants the bout to happen.

Hearn told Sky Sports News: "He's promoted by Bob Arum predominantly. Frank Warren is also involved, MTK are his management company. I've spoke to Top Rank and I've spoke to MTK straight after the fight.

"Everybody is very clear on this. Everybody wants this fight - Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, MTK, Top Rank, Frank Warren, Matchroom”.

Joshua must be keenly aware that it will be a difficult task to beat Fury considering the level of his perfomances against Klitschko and Wilder, with the bookmakers offering 6/4 that the former Olympic champion manages to down the Gypsy King for the first time in his career.

There’s the distinct possibility that Fury will have to endure a rematch against Wilder before contemplating the possibility of an all-British, winner-takes-all clash, while Joshua could well face Kubrat Pelev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a clash to determine the outcome of an IBF belt.

Fury Sure to Be a Popular Punt

Tyson Fury was the punter’s friend when knocking down Wilder and essentially winning by a Technical Knockout, with the Gypsy King likely to be a warm order not only to win this bout but also win by either a Knockout or a Technical Knockout.

The bookies only quote fight odds at the moment due to the uncertainty of any bout going ahead, although they also have prices available for a potential rematch between Fury and Wilder, with the former trading at odds of 1/3 to win a clash which would likely to be staged in the United States of America.

Whether Wilder is interested in trying to get his WBC belt back remains to be seen and he would know that a defeat to Fury for the second time would shunt him down the pecking order and probably reduce his career to second string.

One thing is certain – the heavyweight division has never been in better health and British boxing fans will be delighted that Fury and Joshua are now in possession of the meaningful belts when it comes to this sport.


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