Eddie Hearn On Fury-Joshua Fight: ‘We’re Nearly There’

Eddie Hearn

Eddie Hearn expects to announce the venue of the highly-anticipated fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua soon.

The financial terms of the two-fight deal have been agreed to and the sides are expected to go over the location of the fight on Sunday. The goal is to have the fight on July 24.

“It’s good to hear some positivity from the team, we’re close, both fighters will be presented with offers for this summer,” Hearn told Sky Sports (via boxingscene). He talks when things are close, you can feel the excitement building. We’ve got several offers on the table. I’m quietly confident. The teams will get together, I’ll see Bob Arum on Tuesday, we’re nearly there. I don’t want to get too excited, but we’ve worked really hard to get this done.

“He had a dream to become undisputed, and we’re in a good place, we’re nice and close. All I can tell you is I can’t do more than I’m doing, we’re on the verge now. It won’t be long,” Hearn continued. “I don’t think it will take a lot of decisions, both fighters want to get moving. He’s virtually in camp already, it’s the biggest fight of all time, the biggest sporting fight this year. The build-up will be something you’ve never seen before. It doesn’t get any bigger than this. It will never get bigger than this in our generation. We’re n the verge, on the top of the hill, hopefully we can scream and shout in the future.

“It [London] will be presented, but financially it’s not at the races,” Hearn concluded. “Speaking to DCMS, can we get 100,000 on 24 July, the answer is ‘we hope so’. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, it’s difficult to secure the logistics. It’s now, not at the end of the year. It happens this summer, we may not get this opportunity again. Never ideal to make a sporting event like this in the middle of a global pandemic.”

The hope for many fans would be that the fight would take place in England with fans as it is easily the biggest fight in UK boxing history.

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