Boxing fans have been counting down the days until we see the heavyweight unification bout that we have been promised by both fighters for the past year. However, a former heavyweight champion has now cast a new light on the potential fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. David Haye has stated that it would take a ‘ridiculous’ offer to make the fight official for a date this summer.
There has been stalling on the agreement for the venue over the past weekend, with Fury looking as though he is getting tired with the delays. The champion has posted saying that he is willing to wait another couple of days for the venue to be decided.
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Haye later recalled that both fighters will need to receive massive money for the fight to be signed off, especially if all involved are still keen to get the first fight in the books for the summer time this year. It was widely believed that all the hard work had been done, and that the fight would take place in June or July.
Eddie Hearn is reportedly still keen to get the deal done for that date, but Haye has admitted that he would be surprised should the fight take place any time before November. However, the British former champion revealed that he is hoping that both men get what they deserve financially, as it will be the mega-event that it is promising to be.
Boxing News: Fury Growing Impatient
Fury looks to be more aggrieved by the delay, as he admitted to Behind The Gloves that he may be forced to look for a new challenge should the finalization not be made by Tuesday this week. We still haven’t heard any more news on a potential venue, and it’s Wednesday now, which means that an announcement from at least one of the fighters may not be that far away.
Only a couple of weeks ago it looked as though we were all systems go ahead of the biggest boxing event in the past 20 years, and fans will be hoping that there isn’t a setback coming their way over the next couple of days. Fans will be hoping that the next announcement coming will focus on the venue, and then plans can be made to watch the huge event later in the year.