Tyson Fury In Dallas- Announcement of August Joshua Fight Saturday?
After weeks of “wait until next week, we’ll have more” from Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn on the proposed Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury Undisputed Heavyweight title fight, signs are pointing to a Saturday night announcement of some kind during the Canelo-Saunders broadcast by the promoter and the WBC champ.
This, as “The Gypsy King” Fury has made his way earlier in the week to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. And, he’s been seen socializing with his fellow Brit Saunders at the official hotel, and doing interviews with his insight on Saturday night’s huge fight, and seemingly, preparing for the next big step in his possible bout with Joshua.
That step is the most important one, so far: Where and When is the fight taking place?
Fury has “dropped clues” just by being at Canelo-Saunders scene and media coverage. This included him doing a BBC radio/podcast interview jointly with Hearn earlier this week,
"History in the making" ? @EddieHearn ? Tyson Fury
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) May 6, 2021
And, in the clip Fury, 30-0-1, calling it “History in the making” would be correct…provided that there’s 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 initial agreement signed by Joshua, 24-1 and Fury apparently had a deadline that passed four weeks ago, saying that either fighter could walk, if the site/date and most importantly, cash, weren’t presented.
So, this is truly Hearn’s last hope to make the fight he’s been proposing for six months happen for this Summer. And, that’s because Fury, who hasn’t fought since he beat Deontay Wilder 15 months ago, appears ready to go ahead and fight a lesser WBC contender to stay busy. That bout would likely in July in Las Vegas.
For now, it’s believed that the announcement Saturday (provided it happens) will be for an August date (probably Saturday the 7th) and likely, in Saudi Arabia. That’s where Joshua regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in December of 2019 with a 12 round rematch decision win over Andy Ruiz.
Won’t be long to find out for Saturday night and most importantly, if there actually is the money Hearn’s been saying there is or not?