Following promoter Eddie Hearn’s revelation on Wednesday that WBC heavyweight title-holder Tyson Fury and WBA Super, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua have agreed initial terms on a two-fight deal, Fury’s co-promoter, Queensberry Promotions, and management team, MTK Global, have issued a statement on the talks.

While contracts are yet to be signed and many details are to be confirmed, including a date and venue, it appears discussions are heading in the right direction for a two-fight series beginning in 2021.

“Queensberry Promotions and MTK Global have seen today’s commentary in relation to a potential unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

“We can confirm negotiations have taken place between Eddie Hearn [Joshua’s promoter] and Tyson’s adviser Daniel Kinahan.

“Both Queensberry and Top Rank, as Tyson’s exclusive promoters, and MTK Global, his management team, agreed that this would be the best way forward due to the existing relationship between Eddie and Daniel.

“As with all previous statements, Queensberry, Top Rank and MTK are committed to working with all parties to get this fight over the line.

“At this point, we can confirm no contracts have been signed between any of the concerned parties, nor have any specifics been agreed regarding venues, dates and numerous other key terms.

“Both sides do accept that any prospective fight will demand a 50/50 split and both sides accept there will be a rematch. 

“Obviously, we are keen to make the fight that British fans demand and will continue negotiations in order to deliver Tyson his shot at becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

“Things are going in the right direction and we couldn’t be more happy that a potential mega fight is in reach.”