Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury to move a step closer as Eddie Hearn aims to ‘finalise a few deals’ next week

ANTHONY JOSHUA’S mouthwatering undisputed clash against fellow Brit Tyson Fury is moving closer to being finalised.

The two heavyweight boxing champions have signed a £500million two-fight deal to lay it all on the line.

Eddie Hearn says he is close to 'finalising' the Joshua vs Fury fight


Eddie Hearn says he is close to ‘finalising’ the Joshua vs Fury fightCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

A venue and a date are the two huge obstacles in the way now, but AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn is set to ‘finalise a few deals’ next week.

The Matchroom boss also confirmed the first scrap will take place in June or July – and has sensationally not ruled out holding the slugfest at Wembley.

Speaking to iFL TV, Hearn said: “A lot has been occurring, I’m actually on my world travels next week to try finalise a few deals around the world, to get things moving.

“[There has been] a lot of really positive conversations, I’ve had a good chat with Bob [Arum, Fury’s promoter], he’s working hard, we’re working hard, we are making a lot of progress.

“And now we are approachingh the period of ‘let’s try and close these site deals’ and that will be the number one priority for next week.”

Hearn says there are ‘five or six players in the market’ to stage the fight – but has not given up dreams of holding it on these shores.

The 41-year-old added: “Me and Bob the other day were talking about Wembley. We were saying ‘is there any way we could speak to the government and get 100,000’.

“What about we go in July, they got the Euros there, I don’t know, it’s financially difficult to take that choice.


Tyson Fury will put his WBC and Ring Magazine titles on the line against Joshua


Tyson Fury will put his WBC and Ring Magazine titles on the line against JoshuaCredit: Reuters

“I don’t want to get people too excited, I probably should haven’t even said that. But it would be pretty special wouldn’t it?

“What’s in play is a June/July fight. It’s the only fight we want, it’s signed and agreed.”

SunSport reported how Joshua is looking in tip-top shape in training ahead of his showdown with Fury.

 AJ showed his preparation is going to plan with an Instagram post where the 31-year-old looked toned and powerful.

He captioned the snap: “My inspiration is my determination.”

Fans and fellow pros were quick to laud the Watford-born fighter’s physique in the comments section, including ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp.

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