The expert analyzed what exactly prevents the Fury-Joshua fight from being made


WBC heavyweight champion Briton Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) offered a fight to compatriot Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) – the fight could take place in early December in Cardiff (Wales).

It was not possible to reach an agreement quickly, but this was exactly what the side of the champion insisted on. Columnist Gareth Davies
reasoning on the reasons for the delay: “It seems to me that promoter Joshua Eddie Hearn is implying that they do not like to outsource control of the promotion of the event. Yes, they agreed to co-promotion. However, the last word queensberry promotions Frank Warren, which seems to be logical – this is still a voluntary defense, not a mandatory one.

“Hearn says they want to control the finances of the promotion,” Davis continues. On the one hand, why wouldn’t Warren agree to it? On the other hand, we don’t know for sure what Hearn means. And this may be the whole problem. Could this be a pretext to withdraw from the negotiations? Not excluded. But we will never know for sure. Unless someone leaks the whole contract to us. Hearn says unresolved issues remain. And that it will take weeks to resolve them. You don’t have weeks. After all, there are only two months left before the battle. As for me, official information may appear today that the fight is finally dead.

According to Davis, the cameramen have long agreed among themselves all the controversial points and really want the fight to take place. And the expert does not see a problem in scoring to the eyeballs Principality Stadium Fury vs Joshua.

Meanwhile, co-promoter Bob Arum says he knows who is stopping the Fury-Joshua fight and why. And Oleksandr Usyk’s side confirms its readiness for February. Olympic medalist Joe Joyce volunteered to come on as a substitute on December 17 – not with Fury, but with Joshua.