Anthony Joshua teases Tyson Fury fight announcement ‘soon’ with cryptic Instagram message | Boxing | Sport
Anthony Joshua seems to have hinted that his undisputed heavyweight world championship super-fight with Tyson Fury is nearing completion. The Watford-born star has shared an thrilling bitesize replace on his Instagram story following a gathering with his representatives 258 Management earlier this morning.
AJ, who efficiently defended his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles towards Kubrat Pulev in December final day trip, is now able to lock horns with British rival Fury, who holds the WBC and Ring Magazine belts.
Both fighters at the moment are getting ready to place the whole lot on the road within the greatest fight in boxing historical past this summer season.
All events are believed to be working in the direction of a date this summer season, with the bout anticipated to happen within the Middle East.
Now Joshua has dropped a clue that an official announcement could possibly be imminent…
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“Another positive meeting with @258mgt,” he posted on his Instagram story. “They’ve informed me things are shaping up nicely.
“They will probably be sharing the replace with Eddie and you will be listening to from me quickly.”
Although the fight is unlikely to take place in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement yesterday confirming Britain’s plan to ease social restrictions is likely to have some baring on arrangements.
AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Express Sport in an exclusive interview just under two weeks ago, that he had six weeks to deliver the fight.
“It does not must be in June, it may be in July. The truth is, we have to do two this 12 months,” Hearn said.
“July is absolutely the newest however in the end, I preserve saying that we’re not going to finalise the location till the deal is signed however there are talks happening [regarding location] and it will transfer fairly rapidly.
“The plan is that any press tour for this is going to be at the end of March or early April, so in that respect we’ve got six weeks to deliver a signed agreement and a site deal which is fine.
“So in the mean time, no panic. Again it isn’t ‘it occurs in June or it does not occur’ however for me, the best date could be June then November or December for the second fight.”
The final details of the fight contract, which includes whose name comes first and who has the home dressing room, are currently being finalised.
But following the end of Deontay Wilder’s legal dispute with Fury, this fight now has the green-light to go ahead.
Hearn and Bob Arum are still finalising the fight site, although he has conceded that talks have taken place in a number of different locations.
Meanwhile, Joe Joyce and Oleksandr Usyk are set to clash for the WBO interim title, meaning they will be in line for a world title shot next.