COVID-19 is the most important impediment stopping Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury getting made in 2021.
Eddie Hearn insists Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will solely occur within the UK in the event that they followers can fill out Wembley StadiumCredit score: PA
Eddie Hearn desires Anthony Joshua boxing in entrance of a sold-out crowd once moreCredit score: PA
With coronavirus and the worrying new strains flooring that plan, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Qatar have been main the race to host the first-leg of the deliberate double header.
However journey and lockdown restrictions throughout the globe are altering on a regular basis, leaving the most important battle in British historical past enjoying catch-up with the pandemic.
Hearn advised DAZN: “We’re shut, contracts have been going backwards and forwards.
“The primary factor is to get an settlement in place however we’re in a really troublesome interval proper now the place we don’t know the place we are able to get crowds for that point of yr, Could or June.
“The very first thing to do is agree phrases in full after which to exit and safe a date and venue for that battle.”
With WBA, IBF and WBO king Joshua having broadcast offers with Sky within the UK and DAZN and across the globe – and undefeated WBC boss Fury being tied to their direct rivals BT Sport in Britain and ESPN within the US – negotiations had been anticipated to be tense.
However Hearn, who’s coping with Fury’s promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren, revealed they’re working easily to this point.
He stated: “Issues have been progressing very well during the last week, with issues like phrases and agreements.
“And I actually imagine you will note that battle on the finish of Could or early June in 2021.
“Everyone seems to be working nicely and in the correct path.”