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Eddie Hearn has confirmed that both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will consider venue options for their 2021 fight on Sunday. A decision could be made next week.
The British boxing heavyweights are set to meet twice this year. Joshua revealed that both he and his team are working ‘really hard’ to make the fight happen.
“We are very close,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “(On Sunday) both guys will be presented with the options for a fight in the summer. Joshua doesn’t talk much about fights – but he talks when it’s close. You can feel the excitement building.
“We are in a great place with several offers on the table. I’m quietly confident. It was nice to see Fury post with enthusiasm because he feels that we are close.
“The teams will get together. I will try to see Bob Arum on Tuesday. We’re nearly there. We have worked really hard and we don’t want to give in. We’re in a good place, nice and close. I can’t do any more than I’m doing. People know that we’re on the verge.
“Both guys are desperate to get moving. Joshua wants a date for the start of his camp. This is the sporting event of 2021. One lucky site will get good news next week and the whole world will stop to watch this fight.”