Longtime boxing promoter Bob Arum has said that "all the points" have been agreed for an upcoming Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight.
In an interview with iFL TV, Arum added he's been "working on it" and "now we're scrambling around to get things signed."
Arum, who is Tyson Fury's promoter, has been hesitant to discuss the long anticipated bout in the media. In the interview, he seems to have changed his tune on things, aiming to put to bed a fight with years of speculation.
But I can say clearly, based on my view on everything, that there are no more issues.
The fight would be a title unification bout, with Fury holding the WBC belt and Joshua the current holder of the IBF, WBO and WBA titles. If the fight goes ahead, it'll be the first heavyweight title fight where all four belts are on the line.
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Anthony Joshua last beat Kubrat Pulev in December. Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, said the fight could be completed in "two days" if both camps were serious about it.
There is no reason we cannot complete the deal and then move on and solve the other problems. We need to write to the governing bodies and say yes we have a deal and we will now talk to the various sites and confirm the dates shortly for what I suppose will be the end of May.
Joshua has praised Fury recently amid the speculation, despite the bad blood in the past. Speaking on a JD Sports live stream, Joshua said "June should be the date" and added "shoutout to Fury and his team as well, hungry go-getters, that's what we are."
In an interview last week with ESPN, Tyson Fury wasn't as optimistic.
They've had a full year to try and make this fight happen. It is what it is. We're no further forward today than we were a year ago.
Speaking of the delay, Fury said it "it's to do with the venue, date, place, site fees. It's to do with everything but the fight itself."
Fury last fought in February last year in a rematch with Deontay Wilder. He said ideally he would have liked to have been more active if the Joshua fight goes ahead.
By the time I fight again, looking at maybe June if this Joshua fight happens, that will be a year and six months out of the ring, which is not ideal preparation for any super fight.