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    Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua: ‘Deal done, without being signed’

    Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have agreed to terms on two fights this year, promoter Eddie Hearn told The (London) Times.

    The first fight, possibly in June, probably will take place in the Middle East, Hearn said. The second will be targeted for the U.K.

    “The deal is done, really, without being signed,” Hearn said. “The financial elements of the deal are done. We’re talking through the broadcast situation. The only thing really now is to paper it.

    “And when you paper a deal like that, it does go back and forwards 15 times before every single letter is approved on the document.”

    He went on: “The Middle East will be aggressive and will be front-runners in this. To stage this fight, you need significant government support. You need someone who is staging this fight as a statement for their country.

    “I’d like [the rematch] to be [in the United Kingdom]. Where? Millennium Stadium.”

    Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) last fought in February, when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in their rematch to win the WBC heavyweight title. Fury and Wilder had a rematch clause in their contract but they couldn’t make the fight.

    Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) stopped Kubrat Pulev last month, his first defense since he regained his titles from Andy Ruiz Jr.

    This article was originally published on boxingjunkie.usatoday.com

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