Tyson Fury’s dispute with Deontay Wilder remains a “problem,” but promoters hope Anthony Joshua’s fight won’t be delayed | Boxing News

Eddie Hearn on Deontay Wilder’s arbitration: “Team Fury’s problem. We’re confident it won’t affect our fight or announcement”; Tyson Fury should face Anthony Joshua in an unbeatable fight for the world title

Last updated: 15/02/21 18:03


Deontay Wilder tried to extort another fight with Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury’s ongoing arbitration with Deontay Wilder remains a “problem,” but promoters are optimistic that the undisputed fight for the world title will not be delayed.

Anthony Joshua held a meeting with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn last week to complete the remaining conditions for the fight against Fury, and the world titles are in the heavyweight division.

But Sky Sports understands that Wilder’s arbitration with Fury is still in the preliminary stage as the American is applying for a third fight for the WBC title after a stop loss last February.

“It’s a problem and a question really for Top Rank and Bob Arum,” said promoter Eddie Hearn Sky Sports.

“They assured us, it will not be a problem in leading this fight.

That’s the Fury problem, the Team Fury problem. We are confident that this will not affect our fight or announcement.

Eddie Hearn

“I believe Deontay Wilder should have fought in January. We are now mid-February, so how much longer will he wait? He has been out of the ring for a year and is slowly imploding in every interview he would give. He should be back in the ring.

“It’s Fury’s problem, Team Fury’s problem. We’re confident it won’t affect our fight or announcement.

“I keep repeating for two weeks (until the announcement). I’m bored to say it now. People are probably bored to hear it, but we’re finalizing the finest details of the contract and hope to announce it soon.”

Fury-based promoter in the UK Frank Warren also hopes Joshua’s fight will continue as planned.

“We don’t believe it will affect the fight,” Warren told Sky Sports.

Frank Warren expects Fury to get a chance to face Joshua

Frank Warren expects Fury to get a chance to face Joshua

Wilder’s management and Top Rank, Fury’s U.S. promotional team, did not comment on the ongoing arbitration.

Hearn is convinced he can agree to all the conditions pertaining to Joshua and then plans to choose a venue, among which Saudi Arabia, America and Singapore are being considered.

“The contracts were backwards and backwards,” Hearn said Sky Sports last week.

“Only minor details need to be resolved at both ends. We are in a good place.

“AJ was in the office with us yesterday. We had a good meeting to complete our side of things.

Joshua has revealed details about sparring with Fury in the past

Joshua has revealed details about sparring with Fury in the past

“We are on the verge of ending this fight. We want to make sure the ink is dry, and then we will go out and finish the details of the location.

“I’ll be silent for now, which probably won’t last too long, but in the meantime I’m working hard to finish what is absolutely the biggest fight in boxing.”

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