Joshua, Fury Agree Terms Over £200m Mega-Fight

Joshua, Fury Agree Terms Over £200m Mega-Fight
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British Boxer Anthony Joshua and Tyson Furry are expected to meet this summer – in June or July – to determine the division’s first undisputed ruler since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

The fight will likely be held in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia in pole position having hosted Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 and being favoured by the Nigerian born Briton.

Joshua and Fury agreed on financial terms last year with both champions earning 50 percent of the purse, predicted to be £100m each.

The winner will then earn 60 percent of the purse for a rematch which could take place in Cardiff at the end of the year.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn last month revealed only minor issues were left to agree, including whose name would be printed first on the poster and who would walk to the ring first.

Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has now revealed they have been resolved.

‘All the points have been agreed to, that’s what both sides have said,’ he told iFL TV.

Now we’re scrambling around to get things signed but I can say that clearly, based on my view, there are no more issues.’

Last week, Fury cast doubt on whether his fight with Joshua would go ahead but those fears appear unfounded.

He also accepted that his inactivity was a concern having not fought for over a year since his win over Deontay Wilder.

Fury was due to face the American for a third time last year but the fight was repeatedly delayed and eventually abandoned.

Joshua, meanwhile, returned to the ring last December when he stopped mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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