Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, indicates that there are no further issues with respect to finalizing the high-stakes unification with WBA, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua.
The two sides have been in heavy talks to finalize the anticipated fight for a date in June, with July being the backup.
There will be two fights as part of the agreement. The second contest will take place regardless of who wins the first meeting.
“As far as I’m concerned, all the points have been agreed to. That’s what each side has said. Now, we’re just scrambling around to get things signed. I can say clearly, based on my view of everything, there are no more issues,” Arum told IFL TV.
A few days ago, Joshua revealed that his clash with Fury was likely going to land in June.
“June should be the date. Trust me. For the fans, for the people that have been calling it on for many, many months. Shoutout to Fury and his team as well, hungry go-getters, that’s what we are. UK stand up. And to the world – we’re bringing it. I can’t wait. Undisputed,” Joshua stated.
The location of the first encounter, which is going to be distributed on pay-per-view in the United States and United Kingdom, has yet to be determined. Several countries are angling to secure the rights.
Fury has been out of the ring since February 2020, when he stopped Deontay Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Joshua was able to return to the ring in December, when he knocked out mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in nine rounds.