Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

10.46 16 Jan 2021


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Promoter Eddie Hearn says a deal has been reached for a world heavyweight boxing title unification bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Joshua beat Kubrat Pulev last month to retain his IBF, WBO, and WBA crowns while lineal champion Fury holds the WBC belt.

Hearn has revealed that there's now an agreement on the "financial elements" of the fight - which is likely to be held in the Middle East later this year.

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"The deal is done, really - without being signed," the promoter told The Times.

"The financial elements of the deal are done. We're talking through the broadcast situation, the only thing really now is to paper it.

"And when you paper a deal like that, it does go back and forwards 15 times before every single letter is approved on the document.

Hearn added that he'd like the second fight between the two current world heavyweight champions to be in Britain.

“The Middle East will be very aggressive and will be frontrunners in this, to stage this fight, you need significant government support.

"You need someone who is staging this fight as a statement for their country.  I’d like it to be in the UK. Where? Millennium Stadium.”


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