By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Eddie Hearn has confirmed that both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will look through venue options for their 2021 fight on Sunday and a decision could be made next week.
The British boxing rivals are set to meet twice this calendar year in a highly-anticipated unification bout that will bring all five heavyweight belts together.
Joshua revealed that both he and his team are working ‘really hard’ to make the fight happen and that fans can expect to hear ‘positive news’ soon, with his promoter Hearn claiming that the Watford-born boxer would not have made such a statement if the fight was not close.
‘We are very close,’ Hearn told Sky Sports. ‘(On Sunday) both guys will be presented with the options for a fight in the summer. Joshua doesn’t talk much about fights – but he talks when it’s close. You can feel the excitement building.
‘We are in a great place with several offers on the table. I’m quietly confident. It was nice to see Fury post with enthusiasm because he feels that we are close.
‘The teams will get together. I will try to see Bob Arum on Tuesday. We’re nearly there. We have worked really hard and we don’t want to give in. We’re in a good place, nice and close. I can’t do any more than I’m doing. People know that we’re on the verge.