The Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua situation continues to drag on, with teams reportedly going over offers this past Sunday, and Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn intending to meet with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum this week while in the States for Andrade-Williams.
Skeptics remain that this fight is going to happen in the summer or be announced this week, and one is David Haye. Haye telly Sky Sports he doesn’t expect the fight to happen until later in the year:
“I’ll be surprised if it happens before November. If it does happen before November, fantastic. Knowing boxing like I do, whatever offer they receive it’s going to need to be ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous to get it over the line, and if it does get over the line, God bless both of them. They deserve every penny they earn, because they’ve both put it on the line.”
The Fury side have indicated that the clock is ticking fast to get a deal done, with John Fury’s most recent comments again being that he just doesn’t think anywhere is coming with the sort of offer — the one Haye rightly figures has to be “absolutely ridiculous” — to get the deal fully done.
If Fury-Joshua doesn’t happen next, it’ll be a huge letdown for fans, but business-wise really might be the right move. With more of the world getting vaccinated and beginning to gradually open up, there could simply be a lot more money in the fight late this year than there is at the moment.