Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua Sign Two Fight Deal For Undisputed Championship In 2021
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have agreed a two fight deal that will produce the world’s first WBO, WBA, WBC, IBO, IBF, Ring magazine and lineal unified boxing heavyweight world champion.
Anthony Joshua is the current IBO, IBF, WBO and WBA world champion while Tyson Fury holds the lineal, ring and WBC world championship belt. The duo have an interim fight this year before the main fight next year.
Anthony Joshua is set to defend his titles against his IBF mandatory contender, Kubrat Pulev while Tyson Fury owes Deontay Wilder a rematch following the one sided battering he gave to Wilder in February 2020.
Most boxing fans have been looking forward to an undisputed fight in the heavyweight boxing scene as there hasn’t been an undisputed champion since 2002 when Lennox Lewis retired as the WBO, WBO and WBA world champion – which were the three recognized championships then. There are now more belts, more money and more attention to heavyweight boxing.
Tyson is the immediate favourite for the bout, as he remains undefeated and the first person to beat the lineal heavyweight champion in Wladamir Klitscho and now defeated the long reigning WBC champion in Deontay Wilder, while Joshua on the other hand has lost to Andy Ruiz in his American debut but was able to reclaim his titles in an immediate rematch but is generally seen as the weaker champion, especially having that defeat on his record.