Getty ImagesWorld heavyweight boxing champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed in principle to fight twice in 2021. According to ESPN, the British fighters have agreed to a 50/50 split of revenues and a rematch as part of a deal being hashed out by their respective promoters, who have until now refused to do business with one another. The first of the two bouts is expected to take place next summer, although a specific venue and date have yet to be identified. If the fight goes ahead, it could see boxing’s first unified heavyweight champion in over 20 years. Eddie Hearn (pictured), head of the Matchroom Boxing company that promotes Joshua, told ESPN that “the basics of the deal” have been agreed, and both sides are now working on the finer details. “The hardest part is to agree to the financial element of the deal,” said Hearn.
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