Hearn remains confident of Fury-Joshua deal

With naysayers declaring the long-trumpeted, undisputed heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is poised to hit the rocks, promoter Eddie Hearn has insisted he is confident a deal will be done.

With time running out to secure a lucrative site for the heavyweight championship fight, the Matchroom supremo says both camps will be provided with bids and venues by the weekend.

This follows a cryptic social media post by Fury on Wednesday stating, ‘Three days left…the clock is ticking’ and his father John’s assertion that the megafight was in danger of falling through.

“At the end of this week both fighters and the teams will be presented with all the offers and options on the table, which there will be multiple ones,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“We’re in a good place. I saw John Fury’s comments. It’s almost like they don’t really want the fight. I’d like them to talk it up, rather than talk it down.

“We’re quite aware that there has been a global pandemic. We’re quite aware that it’s not easy, but we’re out there grafting away every day to get this done. A little bit of support would be nice, John and Tyson, thank you very much.

“Like I said, there will be around three or four offers presented to both camps this weekend and then it’s over to them and the teams to discuss which one we want to take. The dates of those fights.

“Two fights this year. It is a summer fight. That’s everything we’re working towards and as confident as ever that this gets done. I know that there are some negative people out there and people that believe we can’t pull it off, but we spend a lifetime pulling things off, and I believe we will get this done, and I believe you will see this fight in the summer.

“The next step is to basically get everybody to agree to the venue and the date, and they’re going to have multiple options to choose from.

“There’s no other fight for Tyson Fury. There’s no other fight for Anthony Joshua. This is the fight. Everyone accepts that.”