Will we see Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury announced this week? Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn seems to think so.
After months and months of negotiations, paperwork, signatures, tweets, videos and callouts it may just be that the undisputed heavyweight super fight will be made official before this Saturday.
Hearn looked like a cat who got the cream when Boxing Social’s Andi Purewal spoke to him about the matter after the Canelo-Saunders fight in Dallas on Saturday.
“I will say… this week… but I’ll tell you it’s 100% being announced this week,” said a smiling Hearn.
“We had a good meeting with the governing bodies where we confirmed our position to them for the fight. I’m not going to say too much but yeah.”
Hearn quietly added that before Matchroom’s latest show in Manchester this Saturday, headlined by three European title fights, there will be an announcement.
Fans have grown increasingly impatient such has been the deluge of comments and hints on the matter, but it does seem that the biggest fight of 2021 will be marked as officially on this week.
Rumours are abound that the fight will take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia. The middle of August is beneficial to Joshua as it means his trainer Robert McCracken will be in his corner after fulfilling his Team GB duties in the Tokyo Olympics.