Anthony Joshua against Tyson Fury is the fight we’ve all been waiting for. The all-British bout is bound to happen this year, making all boxing fans around the world excited. Last week, they finally agreed terms on the bout, so how much do we know? Find out in this article.
The Gypsy King and AJ fight is long overdue, and I think we can all agree on that. Although, waiting for this long can only make the fight more exciting when it happens.
The announcement on this BIG fight is getting closer and closer and last week, they finally agreed terms on the bout and here’s all the information we’ve acquired up until now.,
What have the fighters mentioned about the fight?
AJ sounded very confident after beating Pulev. He mentioned chasing belts is his primary goal, no matter the man that stood between him and the belt. He also said that if it’s Fury with the WBC belt, let him be the opponent.
Fury was quick to respond as he has been waiting for the fight to happen for a while now. He mentioned he has always been willing to take this fight. Just like the boxing fans all over the world, he’s very excited to make the bout happen.
The Gypsy King also added that he believes that someone of his fighting style is perfect against Joshua.
“I think it’s going to be one of the most explosive, quickest fights you’re going to see. I’m aiming to take him out inside four rounds.”
When could the fight take place?
We’re waiting for the two fighters to sign an agreement. It is said to be a two-fight agreement, and the first one is expected to take place in either June or July, while the second fight would happen right before Christmas.
Tyson Fury’s promoter mentioned that all the points have now been agreed, meaning that the first fight’s date’s announcement is only a few days away. And we can’t wait for that to happen.
Fury also said that the pandemic was the main reason for the delay. He told ESPN, ‘The way it is at the moment, I don't think it has got much to do with the fighters."
Where would they fight?
While all the British boxing fans wish for the fight to happen in the UK, it is still uncertain where it will take place.
The first three places that come to mind are Tottenham’s new stadium, Wembley, and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
It is evident that money is the primary factor. That’s why the UK might not host this special event.
Eddie Hearn, who is Joshua’s promoter, mentioned other places such as Qatar, Singapore, America, China, and Dubai as various options, while Saudi Arabia is the leading candidate to host this event.
Fury’s co-promoter mentioned that the UK would be an ideal place for the fight to happen, as we can all agree, but, as previously mentioned, the money is going to be a problem.
It’s one of the biggest fights in recent times, where two British Heavyweights will face each other. It would be a real shame if it didn’t take place in the UK. In the end, the most significant offer will host the event.
Looking at the odds from one of our bookmakers, Joshua’s odds of +150 have a win probability of 40%, while Fury’s odds of -185 have a win probability of 64,5%.
Of course, these are just early odds before the fight. They will vary until the battle, so keep an eye out for changes.
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