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Anthony Joshua close to agreeing deal to fight Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are close to agreeing a deal for their world heavyweight title unification fight, Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren has told ESPN.

Fury told ESPN on Wednesday that the fight with Joshua was no closer to being finalised but Warren eased concerns around the two English rivals meeting this year for all four major titles.

“The fight is very close to being done now,” Warren told ESPN. “It’s all COVID-19 related but I think it will go on some time in June, latest July. It’s going to be a two-fight deal, and it depends what happens in the first fight and agreement of all parties as to where and what happens after that.”

IBF, WBA and WBO champion Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs), 31, and WBC champion Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), 32, who has not fought since stopping Deontay Wilder in February 2020, agreed to fight each other in June last year, but no date or venue has been announced yet.

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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