After months of rumors and speculation, the highly anticipated showdown between Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) has been officiated to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Unfortunately, the fight which is touted as one of the greatest ever in the history of boxing, is just one final and fundamental step away from finalizing, that is, a location is yet to be confirmed.
3 days left: Tyson Fury’s deadline to Eddie Hearn for Anthony Joshua fight location
Anthony Joshua’s promoter and Matchroom Sport MD Eddie Hearn recently went on the AK and Barak Show on SiriusXM to reveal that the choices for a venue will be presented to the pugilists at the end of this week.
“Basically, at the end of this week, we’re going to present all the options to the fighters,” Hearn revealed, “it’s up to them. What they want to do, where they want to go, and we’ll get this thing on.” (H/T BoxingNews24)
All that being said, Fury is not waiting for just a week. The undefeated WBC heavyweight titleholder has been on a hiatus since the Deontay Wilder rematch in February last year and now his break from boxing has been a year and two months and counting.
And from the looks of it, “The Gypsy King” is not willing to test his patience anymore.
On Wednesday, Tyson Fury took to his official Twitter handle to share a cryptic post. The Briton posted a photo of a clock, along with the texts “3 days left”, “the clock is ticking” and “tick tock tick tock” along with some clock emojis.
Expecting neither Joshua nor Hearn wants the WBC champion to bail out from the undisputed fight, an official announcement about the venue might just come sooner than ever. However, a mutual agreement between both fighters needs to happen for that matter.
However, in a worst-case scenario that Fury and Joshua cannot come to terms about a venue, their fight may just postpone to 2022 as both boxers still have a lot of options on their plates.
Interestingly, Hearn himself recently received a lucrative offer from an Asian businessman to host Fury vs Joshua in the Far East, so it will be interesting if the British promoter includes that as an option.
Fury calls himself “the boss” of the heavyweight division
Soon after his “clock is ticking” tweet, Fury shared another post on Twitter after being rated as the subjective heavyweight champion by Ring magazine, above Ring’s number one Anthony Joshua and number 2 Deontay Wilder.