Eddie hearn cleared up doubts about the supposed postponement of the fight between Anthony Joshua (AJ) vs Tyson fury and assured that in 2021 they plan to carry out two contests.
The promoter ruled out that the first fight between Joshua and Fury will be postponed until winter, as has been speculated. It remains firm that this first meeting takes place in June or July.
“We know that this is a difficult time for the world,” he began. Hearn in an interview with talkSPORT, “We know there are flight restrictions, we know that global economies are crumbling, but that’s the date for the fight. Some talk about preferring the fight to be in September, October or November. But not us. We want two fights of Fury against AJ this year”.
The British promoter assured that almost everything is ready in the absence of a date and venue, in addition that the agreement will be for two confrontations.
“This is what we have signed, this is what we talk about with the venues that are relevant and it is an agreement for two fights,” he explained. Eddie. “One for June-July, another for November-December. Not later in the year (2021) ”.
On the rumors that emerged that the contest will be delayed until the end of 2021, Hearn he states that he does not know where that information came from.
“The truth is that we have had seven or eight offers to (host) this fight in the summer,” he confessed. “I think other people would like to do the fight later because of the uncertainty in the world. But that is not on the table. What is on the table is a fight in the summer for the unified heavyweight championship. “
The possible venues of the confrontation
Different places have been managed as possible venues for the contest between Joshua Y Fury. In this regard and without giving names of cities, Hearn clarified a bit the doubts.
“Yesterday we had two calls from two potential venues and, of course, we are very excited about the opportunity,” he said. Eddie. “From the side of Top rank and the team of FuryThey are also having calls. I had a crazy call yesterday, which was peculiar, exciting and we will also have numerous conversations this week. “
However, in the end you will be introduced to AJ Y Tyson fury the places and they will decide.
“We will show them those offers and they will choose where it will take place,” he mentioned. Eddie hearn.