The long-awaited Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight is over again with Deontay Wilder scampering plans for a world heavyweight title unification bout this summer.
No sooner had Tyson Fury announced he was indeed fighting Anthony Joshua on Saturday August 14, Deontay Wilder threw a huge spanner into the works.
Just 24 hours after Fury revealed that the large clash would go down in Saudi Arabia, Wilder won his arbitration case against Fury after their planned third fight fell through in 2020.
Per the reported ruling, Fury must now fight Wilder for a 3rd time by September 15, unless the pair can agree an extension. Both camps are moving ahead with a July 24 date in Las Vegas – which suggests Fury vs Joshua is again on ice for now. Fury and Joshua signed fight contracts for a two-fight deal on March 15, 2021 and therefore the tense negotiations to secure the date and venue were also complete.
Fury (30-0-1) and Joshua (24-1) had announced back on June 10, 2020 that that they had agreed in theory the financial structure for his or her deal. They’re going to split revenues 50-50 for his or her first meeting, with the winner taking a 60-40 upside for the rematch.
Joshua’s crushing ninth-round knockout of Kubrat Pulev in London on December 12, 2020 removed what was then the ultimate obstacle to the present huge superfight happening. Until Wilder reappeared on the scene.
Now – because of boxing’s crazy politics – we must again wait in hope that the most important fight in British boxing history becomes reality at a while within the future.
What next for Fury and Joshua?
Over the weekend, Arum told talkSPORT that Fury had now signed his contract to face Wilder for a 3rd time. The terms for the fight are already laid out from their initial contract, and part 3 is about for July 24 in Las Vegas .
Arum told Fight Night “It’s going ahead. It’s a two-page document because you’ve got the terms from the prior deal.
Everybody’s agreed. In my opinion the deal is completed. On Saturday evening, Fury then crashed ESPN’s broadcast of Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez to verify he’s now signed the contract, something Wilder did the day before.
He’s getting seriously smashed to bits,” Fury said. “I’ll give him another shoulder injury, another bicep injury, another leg injury. “One round, you’re going. I even have got your soul, your mojo, everything. I own you.”
Meanwhile, AJ – the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO champion – now looks set to face Oleksandr Usyk next. Joshua has been ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight belt against mandatory challenger Usyk.
They have until May 31 to return to a deal before purse bids are going to be called. Usyk may be a dangerous opponent, having moved up to the heavyweight division after becoming undisputed cruiserweight champion.
The Ukrainian’s team claims that Wembley Stadium is being discussed as a possible venue for the fight. It’s been reported that August 21 and August 28 are the 2 initial target dates for Joshua vs. Usyk.
Fury vs Joshua: When could it take place?
Arum claims it could happen in December this year – but there are no guarantees it will. Both Fury and Joshua would have to win their respective fights, against Wilder and Usyk, for that to happen.
They would also have to renegotiate terms. Should one or both men lose their next bout, the biggest fight in British boxing history would be delayed beyond 2021.
Now the fight has a date — August 14 — and a venue — Saudi Arabia — which was reported to be paying a reported site fee of $US155 million ($200 million), with each fighter earning just shy of $97 million before pay-per-view money is included.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Prediction.
Anthony Joshua has made his prediction for next month’s heavyweight fight featuring his great rivals, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. The latter’s WBC belt are going to be on the road as Wilder and Fury meet for a 3rd time and Joshua is backing his countryman to urge the work done again.
Their first meeting in December 2018 was scored a draw despite Fury rising from the canvas within the last session. 14 months later, Fury displayed his dominance with an emphatic seventh round stoppage. Many believed that closed the door on the rivalry, but Wilder has took advantage of a rematch clause and that they do battle again on July 24th.
Fury won the last one so I’ll accompany Fury because you’re only nearly as good as your last performance. Good luck to them both.” said Joshua to Talksport.
With Joshua’s next fight likely to be against WBO mandatory challenger, Oleksandr Usyk, in autumn, preparations will happen in Sheffield alongside Team GB as they steel oneself against this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.
I’ve need to defend my title. I’m getting to be training alongside the team preparing for my championship fight while these guys steel oneself against the Olympics,” Joshua said. I’m getting to win because I even have to. I’ve got no other option then I’m getting to get on to subsequent fight which is that the undisputed.
So, we’re back on the road to undisputed. I’m supporting the Olympic boys then once they finish with a bang hopefully subsequent fight I even have are going to be an undisputed fight so there’ll be numerous eyes on the boxing scene in 2021 and 2022.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury latest fallout.
Although it seems like a lifetime ago already, the undisputed heavyweight championship bout between Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury was only officially agreed on August 14 that in going to be in 2 months
John Fury, the daddy of WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has had his say on his son’s upcoming clash with Deontay Wilder. Tyson appeared set to be taking over Anthony Joshua during a huge unification bout in Saudi Arabia , but Wilder’s right to a rematch with the person who defeated him in February 2020 was approved by an arbiter earlier this month.
Fury is now facing Wilder for a 3rd time on July 25th whilst it’s like Joshua will defend his WBO crown against mandatory challenger, Oleksandr Usyk. Although that’s not the worst-case scenario for the heavyweight division, it doesn’t provide fight fans with fight they desperately crave. Fury’s dad is unhappy with how a thing has unfolded.
This is what happens once you get to the top; there is a lot of leaches out there, tons of hangers on,” said Fury in an interview with BT Sport. “You can see what’s happening in America with him – appalling work to be honest with you. It’s diabolical, isn’t it?
“You’re ready to fight one man, and every one of a sudden on the 11th hour it’s all sorted in 24 hours. He’s signing contracts during a whole other boxing venue. They’re around him like locusts. I’m thinking to myself ‘how can he think straight?’
Fury added, “He can blame his team, nobody else. Anything rushed is not any good and that is been rushed. He was fighting AJ; I wanted him to fight AJ – I had no interest in Deontay Wilder. I told him during a phone conversation to chuck the belt within the bin, let him [Wilder] have it and fight AJ on August 14 as was planned.
“I’m concerned whether Tyson can raise his game for Wilder. Whether he gets complacent, makes an error. It’s got an honest chance of going wrong out there. The danger point is getting fair play out there. At the minute, the American boxing fraternity has been embarrassed from the last escapade.
“Why wouldn’t you’re taking a $20 million step-aside without fighting and a guaranteed shot at the winner, when you’re fighting for tons less money and you’re risking getting your skull caved in again. It doesn’t add up, so obviously the powers that be in America are involved, they’re calling the shots and trapped them both.