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Bob Arum has told talkSPORT that there are now ‘less than a handful’ of issues left to be resolved before Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is finalised. WBC Champion Fury is set to face his compatriot Joshua this year.
Arum told Fight Night on talkSPORT: “It’s very, very hard for Eddie to shut up. I told him, let’s get this over the line, let’s get this done, and then we’ll make a joint announcement.
“To stop Eddie is like stopping a raging river, he can’t keep his mouth shut. All I’ll say about what’s happening is that both Matchroom’s side and our side, which includes Queensberry and Robert Davis (the attorney for Tyson).
“The negotiations have been pleasant, it’s proceeding like every big fight does. We made changes, they accept some, they send it back, back and forth. And all I can say is that the issues are gradually dwindling.
“That’s what you wanna do in this type of situation, you wanna diminish the number of issues. And now the number of issues is less than a handful, so I am very optimistic that this is gonna go over the line.”