Anthony Joshua And Tyson Fury Sign Deal Ahead Of Undisputed World Heavyweight Title Fight
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have on Monday signed a two-fight deal for £200m, the biggest bout in British boxing history.
The two heavyweight world champions agreed to terms last year but have now put pen to paper after contracts were finalised.
The Nigerian will now put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts in line against WBC champion, Fury in an undisputed world title fight after British rivals both signed the £200m contract.
Both fighters are set to each earn £100million while the winner of the bout will be crowned the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
Joshua‘s promoter, Eddie Hearn speaking after both boxers signed contract, said;
All parties have now put pen to paper, and we will be working hard over the next few weeks to confirm the site and date for the biggest fight in boxing.
The hard part is always getting everybody to put pen to paper. But this was a major effort from all parties to get this over the line. You had rival promoters, rival networks and rival fighters. I actually feel we’ve done the hard part.
Speaking for myself, Anthony and his team at 258 management, I know how hard we’ve worked hard these last couple of months and I just feel that this fight is so big it’s not a difficult sell.
We’ve already had approaches from eight or nine sites. The offers have come from multiple countries in the Middle East, from Asia, eastern Europe and America.
This is the biggest fight in boxing and one of the biggest sporting events in the world. It will be a major, major win for a country that wants to showcase itself.
Negotiations will now continue over when and where the fight would take place with different countries throwing their hat into the ring.
A variety of potential venues are being considered to stage the fight, including Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Qatar, China, Dubai, America and the UK.