If you wanted proof that Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is inching ever closer to reality here it is – Fury in camp in Las Vegas preparing for the biggest fight of his life.
‘The Gypsy King’ looked in tremendous shape in videos posted on social media as he trained in the Nevada fight capital.
Fury vs Joshua very close
The videos were posted by Fury’s cut man Jorge Capetillo as negotiations to finalise the venue for Fury vs Joshua intensify. There are multiple big-money offers on the table with the likes of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, United States and England all in the running.
Look who’s stateside getting some work in …
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) April 12, 2021
The negative noises coming from the Fury camp in recent weeks now appear to be a thing of the past, with Tyson clearly happy to be back in the gym and excited by the massive unification match which awaits him.
From openly doubting whether the money available in a pandemic era to allow this fight to happen, he is now sounding positive it will.
Fury vs Joshua venue
The offers Eddie Hearn fielded on his recent global tour of potential venues are now in front of the respective teams. Joshua too confirmed that fact earlier in the week.
It now appears only a matter of days before we get an official announcement, and time is relatively short. Talk of a late July date means we are only a little more than 90 days from fight night.
Once the venue and date are announced, TV details must be finalised. In the UK that looks straightforward – Sky Sports and BT Sport sharing the rights to the pay-per-view. In the US ESPN and DAZN are in the box seat.
Saudi Arabia is favourite to win the race to host the bout, having staged Joshua’s rematch win over Andy Ruiz in December 2019. Wembley is not out of the race but a clear outsider – Hearn has stated July 24 would be the date for a London bout.