The heavyweight boxing scene has again now become the leading force in boxing and helping it to continue to challenge the major threat of the UFC, that has continued its remarkable rise in the last decade. They each remain at the heart of the entertainment business, which has had to look at innovative ways of continuing with success, due to the issues that have surfaced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The world boxing scene is now looking ahead to what is set to be one of the biggest events in the history of the sport. This is of course the clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, with the teams now deep into negotiations. The pair are expected to face off in 2021 but much will depend on whether fans are allowed back into arenas, as there is no doubt that this is a fight that must take place in front of a vast audience and one that could most likely sell out any arena in the world.
Anthony Joshua has now set up the clash, following coming through what was expected to be a tough challenge in Kubrat Pulev. That proved to be far from the case, as Joshua looked a class above, winning via KO and extending his professional record to 24 wins and just one loss. That loss of course coming in the shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, with Joshua then winning in the rematch just six months later. Joshua also now holds the IBO, WBA Super, IBF and the WBO world heavyweight titles, as he just needs the final belt held by Fury to become the undisputed champion and first to do so since Lennox Lewis over 20 years ago.
That is why there is now so much anticipation ahead of the clash with Fury, who also brings in an unbeaten record and will start as the favourite in the betting markets, with punters already looking to bet with 1xbet on the event, anticipation builds. Fury is the current WBC World heavyweight champion and has a professional record of 30 wins and one draw. The latter a very controversial draw with Deontay Wilder, before he returned with a very impressive TKO victory in the early period of 2020, in the rematch between the pair.
It now all sets up for a stunning event between the pair but first they must get negotiations sorted with. Both the WBO and mandatory challenger for that belt, Oleksandr Usyk. Promoter Eddie Hearn said that the governing bodies will be entitled to a three per cent sanctioning fee, which is expected to be around £3 million, on top of Usyk having to be paid a number of million in order to step aside. This all adds to the issues of the fight taking place for all the belts.