Anthony Joshua Vs Tyson Fury Will Be Massive In Any Location – Arum
Top Rank Boss Bob Arum is quite sure the Unification fight between IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and WBC champ Tyson Fury will be a massive event irrespective of the location.
However, both fighters will have to scale through their already contracted title defences to make the unification fight happen in a date tentative for 2021. Fury will have to go through former champion Deontay Wilder while Anthony Joshua will have to defeat Mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev to set up the their meeting.
“Joshua will be able to fight Pulev sometime this year,” Arum said to Sky Sports. “I think Pulev is going to beat him, but we’ll have to see. Fury owes Wilder a fight this year and hopefully we’ll get that done.
“Next year there’ll be this huge fight with Fury and Joshua, that’s the way the cards turn. It will be a massive, massive fight wherever it takes place. US, UK or someplace elsewhere.”
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Staging big fights at the moment is presently difficult due to the restrictions posed by the Corona Virus pandemic and Arum believes Joshua – Fury will need to wait till everything subsides.
Arum sees Joshua Vs Fury pulling a huge turn over no matter the venue but Fury-Wilder trilogy will have to take place and depends on which ever venue available and country ready to bring in the money for the fight
“Really big fights are going to be hard to put on,” Arum said. “We have Tyson Fury with Wilder and we hope to do that fight in November or December.
“Whether it’s for a full audience or a limited audience in the United States or put it on in Macau, which may be open for full arenas as early as November. You know, we’re exploring all our options.”
Tyson Fury knocked Deontay Wilder out in the seventh round of their rematch back on February 22nd, handing the Alabama knockout artist the first loss of his professional career and snatching away the WBC Heavyweight title he has held for more than three years.
However the contract for the rematch had a rematch clause, which Wilder opted to activate. Thus the trilogy. The fight was initially scheduled for the summer but due to the Corona (COVID 19) pandemic, which obstructed all sporting activities, also affected the bout.