Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are on the verge of signing the third wealthiest fight in boxing history, totaling a massive $880 million for a two-fight deal.
Quickly after Joshua eliminated Kubrat Pulev via 9th round knockout, legendary promoter Bob Arum took the social media to update everyone that the negotiation for the mega-fight against Fury is already underway.
The unified heavyweight champion Joshua will put his belts on the line and the WBC title of Fury to settle the only champion in the heavyweight division, the undisputed champ.
This is a highly anticipated match between the top heavyweights and also because it has been decades since the division crowns an undisputed champion.
Their possible deal will be behind the two fights of Floyd Mayweather Jr., against Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor, in dollars related.
However, the total amount is already for the two-fight deal. Hence, it is still far away from the Mayweather fights.
The promoters are looking for two venues where the first fight to be held in the Middle East before giving a home fight for both British boxers in the United Kingdom.
“We are all in for that fight, and actually what we should be doing is finalizing it,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said.
“The only thing that needs to be resolved is where it is going to be and a couple of TV issues. That is it. Everyone is entirely in on the finances.
“We sign an agreement and then go to a conversation about the various sites.
“That’s what they did for Fury vs. Deontay Wilder — signed the fight, then went to see where they could get the money.”