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Tyson Fury Departed Dallas Without Joshua Fight Announcement

Saturday Should Have Been Wilder-Fury III

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Tyson Fury Departed Dallas Without Joshua Fight Announcement

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Tyson Fury Departed Dallas Without Joshua Fight Announcement

As we enter the fifth consecutive week of Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn telling the boxing media and fans, “we’ll have something for you next week,’ it looks more and more like that “something” is going to be WBC Heavyweight champ, Tyson Fury, fighting someone else this Summer besides Anthony Joshua.

The latest indication came this past week/weekend in Dallas-Ft.Worth, Texas, as the “Gypsy King” came to support British unbeaten, now former WBO Super Middleweight Champ, Billy Joe Saunders, in his TKO defeat to Unified Champ, Canelo Alvarez.

Fury was available for interviews about Canelo-Saunders heading to Saturday night and everyone was wondering and waiting for Hearn to finally put all speculation and criticism of not having made his bout with the Unified Heavyweight champ Joshua official with a date and a site?

And, Fury did make a guest appearance on the DAZN live broadcast, but only answered questions (while sporting a shiner on his left eye) from Chris Mannix about the Canelo-Saunders fight,


Alas, Saturday night’s main event came with Fury sitting ringside, and went. And, no announcement. Only Hearn saying to DAZN after the Canelo win….wait for it…… “we’re looking forward to a big announcement next week.”


We wrote Saturday about the repeated delaying of announcing Fury-Joshua and why?

Fury, 30-0-1, participated in a BBC radio show/podcast with Hearn from the site calling it “History in the making” to fight his fellow Brit for the Undisputed Championship. He would be correct…provided that there’s actually the huge financial backing needed for the over $100 million in guarantees that Fury and Joshua want for the first of their two proposed bouts.

The rumored site is Saudi Arabia, where Joshua regained his Unified IBF, WBA and WBO titles with a rematch win over Andy Ruiz in December of 2019.

But, the initial agreement signed by Joshua, 24-1 and Fury apparently had a deadline that passed now five weeks ago. And, it apparently has language that either fighter could walk, if the site/date and most importantly, cash, weren’t presented.

And then back to Sunday, as Fury symbolically boarded a private plane to head back to Las Vegas to continue to train for fighting someone,

Was this the final chance Hearn has had to save face and announce that he has the financial backing to make to Fury-Joshua fight happen this Summer?

We’ll know that shortly. But, for now, what we do know is:  “we’ll have an announcement next week” isn’t fooling anyone anymore.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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