Eddie Hearn has admitted that ‘broadcasters could stop’ Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua but is confident that won’t happen. All terms have been agreed to stage the all-British showdown, but the broadcaster rights are yet to be confirmed.
Joshua is currently signed into a lucrative long-term deal with streaming platform DAZN, while Fury’s promotional outfit, Queensbury Promotions, has a contract with BT Sport. Both broadcasters will be keen to obtain exclusive rights to the event, however, there is the option of a joint-broadcasting deal.
Hearn recently stated that he’s already been in talks with Frank Warren’s son George Warren about the possibility of a DAZN/BT PPV and has described the discussions as ‘positive’.
“I think those conversations are rolling, I don’t see any reason why an amicable solution can’t be found for that,” Hearn told Matchroom Boxing.
Providing an agreement is reached regarding the broadcasting situation, Fury and Joshua will square off on December 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The Gypsy King will receive a 60/40 split of the overall purse which is understood to be 50/50 for the rematch which has also been signed into the contract.
AJ’s team now awaits the documentation to finalise the deal. “I spoke to George Warren again this morning, we expect to receive a contract in the next few days and hopefully, we can move forward with the fight,” Hearn continued.
“The key terms are agreed. Obviously, there’s a broadcaster situation to sort out, which at the moment is all extremely positive so fingers crossed. We’re in a good place.
“It’s not what we expected, but this is the fight that AJ has wanted for so long and he wasn’t prepared to wait any longer. He felt that this might be his only opportunity to get the fight with Tyson Fury.”