Latest reports have official confirmation of the world heavyweight title unification match coming this week. But we’ve heard this many times already.
Fury was in Dallas last week for the Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders superfight. And while there he sat down with AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn for a BBC podcast.
Spartan vs businessman
During that interview Fury described himself as “a spartan” while claiming Joshua is “a businessman”.
Once again ‘The Gypsy King’ said he’d be in for an easy night if and when the fight does come off. The likely date is Saturday August 14 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua responded on Monday evening, taking to social media to hit back at the lineal, WBC and Ring magazine king.
My fans are tired.
Your fans are tired.
We’re all tired of the talk.
Less talk. More action!@Tyson_Fury.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) May 10, 2021
Joshua, like everybody else, is clearly frustrated by the wait to finally get this superfight over the line. It was June 10 last year when the two men agreed in principle the financial structure for a two-fight deal. They will share revenues 50-50 for the first bout, with the winner taking a 60-40 upside for the immediate rematch.
Fury vs Joshua a huge money spinner
Fury and Joshua are expected to each earn around $100million for their first meeting alone. It is believed Saudi Arabia has offered an incredible $150million (£107million) to stage the first bout.
Wembley – out of the running for the first fight due to COVID-19 restrictions – is much more likely to have a chance to land the rematch. That is likely to place in November or December.
Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum has been downbeat in recent days about the fight happening soon. He even mooted the revival of his man’s trilogy fight with former WBC king Deontay Wilder.