It seems to be finally happening this year. British world champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will compete against each other in the boxing ring. As per advertiser Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s backer, the two heavyweights have marked an agreement for two head-to-head duels.
The two battles, definitely known as the ‘Skirmish of Britain’, should happen in 2021 and have all world titles in the most engaging weight class in question. The World Champion of the IBF, WBO and WBA Joshua and Fury owns the WBC championship belt.
According to Hearn, one of these weeks will be announced where the first fight will be held next summer. The revenge party is then scheduled for the end of 2021.
The two world champions will fairly split a million gages in the first game (50-50). The victor of that game can rely on 60% in the rematch, against 40% for the washout.
Joshua (31) has won 24 of his 25 professional matches. The still unbeaten Fury (32) achieved 30 victories in 31 matches. A match ended in a draw.