How did Joshua Compston die

Could the fight of the year be history again soon? It currently looks like it, because the boxing match between the British heavyweight world champions Anthony Joshua (31) and Tyson Fury (32) is no longer guaranteed.

According to Fury's promoter Bob Arum, the showdown "died" in July or August due to tough negotiations with Saudi Arabia.

Fury promoter: Joshua fight "died" this summer

The two fighters would have to "fight other fights this summer while negotiations for the fight in the Middle East are concluded," the 79-year-old told the Telegraph. It is possible that his protégé will enter the ring in a spectacular duel against the American Deontay Wilder, from whom Fury snatched the WBC belt in Las Vegas in February 2020.

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Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn claimed on Thursday that he was "100 percent confident" that the fight against Fury would take place as planned. It was "absurd" what Hearn said, countered Arum: "Tyson Fury is angry about it and refuses to wait any longer."

Mega boxing match between Joshua and Fury on the brink

In Saudi Arabia, Joshua had the Mexican Andy Ruiz jr. beaten. The oil state, which has fallen into disrepute due to human rights violations, is said to have offered a horrific sum to fight the first of two contractually agreed fights between the former Klitschko conquerors Joshua and Fury.

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According to Arum, however, it will take "months" to clarify all of the details. "It's not just a court fee, there are ancillary claims from the Saudis that extend to the transfer agreements and other things," said Arum. "It could even last until 2022, as it stands at the moment."

Joshua and Fury are expected to rake in £ 100m each for the fights. The two Britons combine all four major world heavyweight titles. (sid / abin)

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