We believe that so far we have all accepted the situation brought about by the arbitration of Deontay Wilder. Instead of one spectacular match, we have got two great matches, but still not as big as the clash between Fury and Joshua would be.
He is still an option, but it is up to the two of them to do the exams that follow them before that. And we know more and more about them, in terms of dates, but also locations. For Wilder and Fury, everything quickly became clear.
The date of July 24 was very easily arranged, and as a venue, Las Vegas immediately ranked best. All you had to do was get permission to use the T-Mobile Arena, and now it has happened. By all accounts, the match should take place in front of 15,000 spectators two weeks after we follow the MMA spectacle, UFC 264 with Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier in the main fight, in the same hall.
As for Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, everything is going in the right direction. Contracts should be signed soon. In fact, only the remaining details are being addressed.
In the meantime, a location has been agreed upon.
Sky Sports reveals that it will be Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. It is a stadium that receives 62 thousand visitors, but for now, we can not be sure whether it will be able to be present, or whether it will be possible to organize at least partial attendance.
The date is also not yet known, although it is certain that it will be the first half of September. That of course depends on which of those two weekends Tottenham will have a home game. The draw for next season’s Premier League will be done on June 16 and then everything should be much clearer.
There could be a two-month difference between the two matches. Bob Arum and the rest of the people caring for Fury’s career were convinced that Fury and Joshua could meet in the ring as early as this autumn and that’s why they chose such an early date for the match against Wilder.
But Joshua and his were not guided by that logic. Will AJ be ready to fight again just three months after the clash with Usyk? It will probably all depend on how that match works out. Of course, Joshua also has the will for such a match, but the question is how realistic it will be