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Joshua vs Fury – The biggest fight in the history of the sport

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With two of the biggest heavyweights known in the sport, and both being British, it’s an exciting time to be a boxing fan because we are going to have the biggest fight in the history of the sport in our lifetime. We are hoping it happens sooner rather than later, however, there are some obstacles that would have to be overcome before we see the monster fight. 

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>British world heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to a two-fight deal.<br><br>It&#39;s going to be epic! <br><br>Full story 👉 <a href=”https://t.co/dNbOhnxH64″>https://t.co/dNbOhnxH64</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/bbcboxing?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#bbcboxing</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/boxing?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#boxing</a> <a href=”https://t.co/Pu6SwUVj4E”>pic.twitter.com/Pu6SwUVj4E</a></p>&mdash; BBC Sport (@BBCSport) <a href=”https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1270830599272411136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 10, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

In terms of the actual fight itself, boxing fans wants to ensure that this fight is made for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world; it would be a catastrophe if it wasn’t in our opinion. Fury is 4/5 to be become the next undisputed heavyweight world champ, whereas Joshua is 6/4. These are some unbelievable odds for such exciting times, find some at casinos not on Gamstop, the best place on the web for your boxing punts in the unrestricted side of gambling. 

The main obstacle that both fighters’ still have to overcome before any kind of deal can be put in place for the fight are the mandatories for their World Championship belts. For Joshua, this comes in the way of Kubrat Pulev for his IBF title and Oleksandr Usyk for his WBO title. Due to both mandatories being called, Joshua will have to face these two next in order to keep hold of all his titles. Pulev should be a routine win for Joshua however we believe that Usyk will cause Joshua more problems than most; but we still expect him to come through these bouts.

In terms of Fury’s mandatories, he is due to complete the trilogy with Deontay Wilder at the end of 2020 and then his mandatory of Dillian Whyte, which will be another huge fight for British boxing, in February 2021. These are two very dangerous fights for Fury, however the man looked untouchable in his last fight, so he’ll want nothing more than to set up the Joshua fight.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>&quot;Joshua, you’re good, but Fury is brilliant, he&#39;s a Superman! He don’t get tired, this man can fight all day at a fast and powerful pace!&quot; 🥊<a href=”https://t.co/hhqmPqzT1Y”>https://t.co/hhqmPqzT1Y</a></p>&mdash; talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) <a href=”https://twitter.com/talkSPORT/status/1293627060296888320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 12, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

The final obstacle is the promoters – although a deal has been struck in principle for the bout, both fights promoters Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren have never seen eye-to-eye and getting them to work together and on the same broadcast level might be difficult and potentially hinder the fight speed of getting over the line.

 


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