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Eddie Hearn provides positive update on Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury mega-fight

Eddie Hearn insists Anthony Joshua’s £200million super-fight with Tyson Fury is “100 per cent happening”.

Hearn sent a proposal for the venue and date for the historic undisputed world heavyweight title clash to Fury’s camp on Sunday and says both sides are tweaking the final agreement.

Fans are concerned at the time it is taking to nail down the final details after Joshua and Fury verbally agreed a two-fight deal back in the summer.

But Hearn insists both sides are close to settling on a venue and date after months of negotiations.

When asked on Wednesday evening if talks had advanced this week, the new Matchroom Sport supremo said: “Only some more exchanged final drafts, more calls tonight.

“It’s as done as it can be. It’s non stop at the moment, but it’s happening, it’s 100 per cent happening.

Hearn says both Joshua and Fury are on board

“In the world today, people are more willing to be accepting and understanding rather than muck about with it. Let’s just get this done, I don’t think we will have any problems.”

Saudi Arabia is nailed on to host the biggest fight in British boxing when all the heavyweight belts will be up for grabs.

The Saudis have offered the biggest purse for each fighter to outbid their rivals from around the world and want the showdown to take place between July 24 and early August.

Joshua holds four belts and wants Fury’s two

Their insistence on fighting during the Olympics means Joshua may have to face Fury without his trainer and mentor Rob McCracken and he is due to be in Tokyo in his role as performance director for GB Boxing.

Unbeaten WBC champ Fury and WBA Super, IBF and WBO king Joshua are bidding to become the first undisputed heavyweight title holder since Lennox Lewis in 2000.




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