Hearn targets July for Joshua versus Fury unification bout
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is sounding positive about the Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury fight taking place in July, either early or late. It depends on which foreign country comes up with a big site fee offer to stage the fight, reports boxing247.com.
IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) wants the fight to take place in London at Wembley Stadium in front of 100,000, but it will take a miracle for that to happen.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and his father want the date and the venue to be decided already, as they’re both tired of waiting. Tyson looks like he’s already in excellent for the fight.
AJ is in 100 per cent full camp. In his mind, this is the only fight that is going to happen next. Whoever comes up with the best opportunity, it’s on.’
It’s probably not a good idea for Hearn to be getting the British boxing fans’ hopes up by floating the idea of the Joshua vs. Fury fight potentially taking place at Wembley Stadium in front of 100,000 fans in July.
According to Bob Arum of Top Rank, we’re going to find out by May what the outcome is for Deontay Wilder’s mediation. He said this week the arbitrator would decide this week on the mediation, and he mentioned there could be damages.
It might not matter that much to Fury because he’s expected to get $100 million, but obviously, he won’t be pleased if he winds up paying Wilder millions.