Representatives for the heavyweight champions have been deep in negotiations and have made significant progress with AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn promising fans the undisputed showdown will happen next.
AJ said on a JD Sports live stream on Sunday: “June should be the date.
“Trust me. For the fans, for the people that have been calling it on for many, many months.
“Shoutout to Fury and his team as well, hungry go-getters, that’s what we are.
“UK stand up. And to the world – we’re bringing it.
“I can’t wait. Undisputed.”
It has been known for several weeks now that the camps are exchanging contracts, trying to finalise every last detail before making an official announcement.
Hearn told Boxing Social last week: “Tyson Fury’s gonna get his wish. We are in, we are in.
“Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
“The undisputed king is going to be Anthony Joshua and this fight will happen…
“This fight is on, trust me.”
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The respect between both camps has, as expected, not always been mutual.
Tyson’s father John Fury had some strong words for Hearn over the weekend.
“I don’t know him but he seems a bit arrogant to me,” John told iFL TV.
“Cracked up the ear hole. Thats’s what you get round me in a second.
“I pull rank on them kind of people because I can.
He added: “He’s not going to talk to me like that because I’ll stretch him.
“I’ll spank him like a kid and I don’t care if he sees this or not because it’s true.
“I don’t take the bulls*** mate, sign the document! You have it in front of you, sign it!
“Sign the f***ing contract.”
Hearn responded by telling iFL TV: “You know I’m scared by big John Fury. Can he just not do it too hard?
“John Fury’s going to get his wish and we’re going to have a lot of fun in the build-up to the biggest fight in boxing.”
JD’s Anthony Joshua hosted his #KingOfTheAirwaves radio show live on TikTok with a host of special guests, including Munya Chawawa, Headie One, Ghetts, Potter Payper and Jeremy Lynch