First Fight Would Likely Take Place in Summer of 2021

Published on June 10th, 2020 3:04 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



The potential of a mega-fight between two UK based boxers is strong. The basics of a two-fight deal between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has been fleshed out, with the two sides agreeing to the financial terms.

This would be a dream scenario for fight fans in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom, as both men hail from England.

The first fight between the two men would likely take place in the summer of 2021, as both men have some unfinished business to attend to before the fight can take place.

Tyson Fury needs to take a mandatory fight against Deontay Wilder after the former champion enacted his automatic rematch clause. That fight was supposed to take place this summer but was shelved due to the Coronavirus.

On top of that, Fury has a mandatory title defense against Kubrat Pulev scheduled for early 2021, while Anthony Joshua also has a title fight scheduled for Dillian Whyte for the winter of 2021.

Both men would likely need to win all of these fights in order for the mega-fight between Joshua and Fury to happen.

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Tyson Fury, fresh off of his destruction of Deontay Wilder in their rematch, is the clear favourite to defeat Anthony Joshua.

Here are the current odds for the fight, courtesy of a major offshore book:

Tyson Fury, -200
Anthony Joshua, +150

While Joshua is certainly still one of the most dangerous fighters in the world, his mystique was largely damaged after he was knocked out by Ruiz Jr.

Fury, on the other hand, is quick and durable and his reach gives his opponents fits. It seems hard to imagine that Joshua would give Fury too much trouble, though that is the beautiful thing about boxing - you just never know what is going to happen.

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Let's hope that this fight actually goes ahead in 2021.

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