Tyson Luke Fury is a British professional boxer. He is a two-time heavyweight world champion, having held the WBC, The Ring magazine and lineal titles since defeating Deontay Wilder in February 2020; previously he held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal titles after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. With his defeat of Wilder, Fury became the third heavyweight, after Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali, to hold The Ring magazine title twice, and the first heavyweight in history to have held the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring magazine titles. As of December 2020, he is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by ESPN, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), and BoxRec, as well as the second-best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec, sixth by the TBRB, and eighth by ESPN. He is only the second heavyweight in history to have scored 1,000+ points at the conclusion of any year by BoxRec. As of 2020, Fury has won three fights rated by BoxRec as 5-Star.
Anthony Joshua Vs Tyson Fury: 90,000 Fans Could Be Present At Wembley For Mega Showdown, Eddie Hearn says the bout between the two heavyweight champions could be held at London's renowned Wembley Stadium.
Eddie Hearn has given British boxing fans a glimmer of hope by stating that the bout between champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could be held at London's renowned Wembley Stadium. The heavyweights will collide in a highly-anticipated unification bout, which could reportedly be held in late June or early July. This is also the first time in the division's history that all the four titles — WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO — will be at stake.
The duo has reportedly signed a two-fight contract, with the rematch rumoured to go down in winter 2021. And considering the hype behind the showdown, both parties are hoping to make around £200 million from the first clash, which will be split 50-50. However, the winner of the unification bout will get 60 per cent of the purse for the cold rematch.
The venue for the mammoth showdown is also not confirmed, although there are eight potential locations on offer. During a press conference earlier, Eddie Hearn said Las Vegas, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, China, Russia, Singapore and the UK are currently leading the discussions. However, the Matchroom chief love for the bout to take place in London, considering it's being hailed as the "biggest bout in British boxing history".
Recently, Eddie Hearn sat down with talkSPORT where he said that hopes the UK government will let them fill the Wembley Stadium with the crowd – which is nearly around 90,000 people. According to reports, while the government could greenlight Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury to take place at Wembley, they will not allow Hearn and the team to fill the stadium, considering the country is still dealing with COVID-19.