Anthony Joshua set to battle Tyson Fury after reaching 2 fight deal

Anthony Joshua set to battle Tyson Fury after reaching 2 fight deal

- Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury's unification fight set for centre-stage

- The two boxers are in possession of all the belts in the heavyweight category

- Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn reveals both boxers have reached a two-fight agreement

- The 41-year-old added that they are yet to reach agreement over proceeds and place venue

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that his client has reached an agreement to face countryman Tyson Fury in the much-awaited unification fight.

Both Britons are in possession of all the belt in their category, with the Gypsy King recently laying his hands on the silverware.

The 31-year-old demolished Deontay Wilder in their second meeting earlier this year to be crowned the new WBC champion.

However, Sky Sports report that the British rivals have finalised a two-fight deal initial term, says Eddie Hearn.

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"We're making great progress," Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn exclusively told Sky Sports News.

"There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates. "We have the Dillian Whyte mandatory which is due before this fight.

"It's fair to say [Joshua and Fury] are in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight.

"We've been talking to [Fury's management team] MTK, giving them the assurances from Joshua's side that all the details on the structure of the deal is approved from our side. And it is from Fury's side, as well.

"We're in a good place. It's fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight. Two fights.

"[There's] a lot to overcome in the meantime. We're moving in the right direction. I'm confident that both guys have given their blessing for the fight to go ahead.

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"The point of Fury, Joshua and the teams agreeing to the structure of the deal? The first fight could happen next summer. It will be 2021.

"There is a big period of time where Whyte should get his shot at the title. That's important to us.

"The main positive news is that Joshua and Fury have agreed to a two-fight deal, in essence.

Anthony Joshua set to battle Tyson Fury after reaching 2 fight deal

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury's unification fight set for centre stage - credit: Piers Morgan's Twitter
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"The most difficult part of any deal is the financial element. I believe we're in a great place where both guys have agreed to what that should be.

"We have not signed contracts because there are still things to be worked out. "We're pushing towards a place where they can be drafted, for 2021.

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"Both guys are in agreement. The structure of the deal has been put forward, and agreed to by both parties. "There is a model in place that both parties are happy with.

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"It's the biggest fight ever in British boxing. It doesn't get bigger, and there will never be a bigger fight in our generation.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Anthony Joshua joined the fight against brutality against the black race in his hometown in Watford.

The 30-year-old Briton who recently suffered a minor injury while on lockdown needed a pair of crutches to join the protest with the slogan 'Black Lives Matter'.

This is as a result of the 46-year-old American George Floyd, who was murdered by a Minneapolis policeman late last month.

The death has seen protesters hit the streets in all 50 American states, with other countries showing solidarity by speaking up against the ill-treatment against the black people.

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