The British Are Coming: Anthony Joshua Set To Face Tyson Fury in 2021

Last night boxing returned to television when Shakur Stevenson knocked out in six rounds via a vicious body blow.

Now the game is getting ready for pre-programmed heavyweight action through 2021.

Britain’s rival champions, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, have been holding talks for an undisputed world heavyweight title fight. Now Joshua’s promoter believes the two have agreed to terms for not one but two and epic fights.

“We’re making great progress,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn exclusively told Sky Sports News. “There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates. We have the Dillian Whyte mandatory which is due before this fight.

Whyte is due a mandatory shot at Fury’s belt by February 2021.

“It’s fair to say [Joshua and Fury] are in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight. We’ve been talking to MTK [Fury’s management team], giving them the assurances from Joshua’s side that all the details on the structure of the deal is approved from our side.”

The first fight could happen next summer 2021, according to Hearns. However, Joshua is not skipping the line, Deontay Wilder still has the Gypsy King set for a trilogy match late fourth quarter 2020.

Fury is the unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion and Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

Boxing is coming back strong after the COVID-19 pandemic and now its starting to get interesting again.


Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. RhettĀ hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.