A potential all-British heavyweight world title fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury was aligned to take place at the end of this year. The heavyweight boxing match, seen as a dream match-up by most boxing fans was backed to take place in 2020 but it has now looked impossible following Coronavirus outbreak.
The two heavyweight professional boxers are said to be in talks over a multi-million-pound heavyweight title unification fight. According to ESPN, Joshua vs Fury could end up taking place in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere in the Arabian peninsula. Although the fight was rumored to take place at the end of the year, this now seems unlikely after the Coronavirus outbreak. American based promoter Bob Arum confirmed the doubt of the long-awaited fight happening sooner after Coronavirus outbreak. In an interview with ESPN, Bob said: “Everybody in the Uk wants to see the two Brits fighting, Fury and Joshua. When can that happen? I don’t know.
The possibility of it happening sooner has also been deemed impossible by former heavyweight world champion David Haye, “Joshua vs Tyson? it could be late next year when we see the biggest fight in British boxing history. It is a fight that every boxing fan will be salivating to see but I don’t think we will see it until late 2021.