Joshua, Fury sign two-fight heavyweight unification deal: promoter

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have actually signed an offer for 2 all-British world heavyweight title marriage battles, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn stated on Monday.

Validating the contract, Hearn informed ESPN: “The hard part is always getting everybody to put pen to paper.

“However this was a significant effort from all celebrations to get this over the line. You had competing promoters, competing networks and competing fighters.”

Hearn said a venue for the fights, in which Joahua’s WBA, IBF and WBO titles and Fury’s WBC belt will be on the line, is set to be confirmed “within the next month”.

According to reports, Saudi Arabia, where Joshua won a rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019, is the frontrunner to host both fights.

But Hearn told ESPN he “currently had methods from 8 or 9 websites” across the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and America.

“We want to get a website offer verified in the next month,” he stated.

Both Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, are anticipated to make £100 million ($139 million) each, with the bag split 50-50 for the very first battle and 60-40 for the rematch in favour of the safeguarding champ.

Given that avenging a shock defeat to Ruiz, Joshua has actually protected his WBA, IBF and WBO titles versus Kubrat Pulev in London in December.

Fury has actually not defended more than a year considering that beating Deontay Wilder in February 2020 to declare the WBC title.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.