IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua absolutely expects the unification with WBC champion Tyson Fury to return off as deliberate.
Each side have lately authorised a combat provide – with Saudi Arabia reportedly the frontrunner to host the bout.
The location is being finalized by each side, with the primary of two conferences being focused for the summer time.
Joshua defined that he already signed his portion of the deal – and a strong provide has been despatched over for Fury’s potion of the signature.
Proper now it is all about finalizing the date and placement.
Fury has threatened to stroll away from the combat, resulting from his rising time span of inactivity, however Joshua feels assured the showdown will occur this yr.
“I’ve signed my facet of the deal,” Joshua informed the Jonathan Ross present, which airs on Saturday on ITV.
“We have despatched him [Tyson] a superb provide, one I am certain he will not refuse. He needs the combat, little question about it, so do I and greater than me and him, the entire public need it. I put my crystal ball on the market and I say it is going to occur this yr 100%.
“I am fairly certain it’s going to be this yr. Finish of July, early August. The place? That is what is the delay, due to this pandemic. We need to have individuals coming to the venue. It is simply discovering the proper location. For me, Wembley can be ultimate.”
Joshua’s final outing occurred in December, when he knocked out obligatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
And Fury has been away from the ring since February 2020, when he stopped Deontay Wilder in seven rounds to seize the WBC title.