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Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn insists he is confident the fight between AJ and Tyson Fury will take place this year. Hearn and Fury’s US co-promoter Bob Arum started negotiations last week. There is a hope that they will sign a deal at the end of the month.
Hearn told the Boxing News Podcast: “There will be some [minor issues] when you go down to the changing rooms and that. But that’s the stuff that you work through to resolve it. When you talk about Deontay Wilder vs Joshua [negotiations], we never even had a draft contract.
“With this it’s – all the points have been discussed, the contract’s been drafted, it’s been received, it’s going backwards and forwards with minor points. I actually don’t see any way this fight falls apart.
“Subject to the world just falling on its a***, which can happen! But we have no Plan B, which is quite unusual. Normally you’d go, ‘If this don’t go through, we’ll take this fight or we’ll do that.’
“We are just like, ‘This is happening.’ And he is in exactly the same boat. Fury ain’t looking at any other fight, nor are Top Rank and we’re not either.”