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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury deal on verge of completion after talks over venues for fights, confirms Hearn


TYSON FURY’S Battle of Britain against Anthony Joshua has edged closer to completion, according to promoter Hearn.

It was revealed earlier this year that the pair had agreed to have two fights in 2021.

 Eddie Hearn says the fight between Anthony Joshua, pictured, and Tyson Fury is close to completion

Eddie Hearn says the fight between Anthony Joshua, pictured, and Tyson Fury is close to completionCredit: PA:Press Association

 Before the Joshua fight Fury will put his WBC belt on the line against Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight

Before the Joshua fight Fury will put his WBC belt on the line against Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fightCredit: PA:Press Association

Now Hearn has confirmed that it is a case of “dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s” to get the deal done.

And he also said that both parties have already held talks on possible venues for the fights.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Matchroom boss said: “The bulk is done, the financial elements of the deal.

We’re all moving forwards. We talked about the site, the other elements of the deal

Eddie Hearn

“There is always stuff that is out of our control, ie the fighters winning their next fights.

“[Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum and I] had a good chat [on Thursday]. We’re getting along alright.

“We have our words backwards and forwards but we both want to make the biggest fight of all time.

“He’s made many of them in the past and I want to make one that goes down in history as well.

“We’re all moving forwards. We talked about the site, the other elements of the deal and we agreed to move forwards by papering this.

“Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. Get this boxed in for 2021.”

Both boxers have fights lined up before they clash.

Fury has the Deontay Wilder trilogy with the Gypsy King’s WBC strap on the line while Joshua defends his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts against Kubrat Pulev.

But if both Brits get through their respecting bouts, the undisputed heavyweight clash for all the belts will move a step closer.

It’s positive news from Hearn, who has taken a huge step to getting boxing back – by setting up shows in his garden!

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