THE undisputed title decider between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has divided opinions across the UK and the world. Britain’s two heavyweight rulers have verbally agreed to a double header of fights in 2021.
IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) champion Joshua and WBC king Fury are set to collide in what will surely be the biggest fight in British boxing history this summer.
The bout will crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis, with Saudi Arabia and the Middle East the likely destinations in June.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed in February there will still minor details being ironed out between the two camps – including whether the fight will be filled as Joshua vs Fury or Fury vs Joshua.
Fury vs Joshua TV channel and live stream
With both fighters signed to different networks, the TV details could be the biggest remaining sticking point in final negotiations.
Their current broadcast situation is as follows:
- Fury reportedly has a first/last/matching deal with BT Sport Boxing. All his fights since that 2018 comeback have aired on the network.
- Joshua has an exclusive deal with Sky Sports. He has been a cash cow for them on PPV for a number of years. His rematch win over Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019 netted a domestic record of 1.6million buys at £24.95 a time.
- Fury has an exclusive deal with ESPN. The reported £80million five-fight pact has two bouts remaining. The first will be Fury’s title defence on December 5. The second in theory will be the first showdown with Joshua.
- Joshua has a matching rights deal with DAZN (subscription platform, $19,99 a month in the United States or $99 for one year. Also launches in more than 200 markets globally in December 2020, cost of £1.99 per month or less).
The likely scenario in the UK is a joint pay-per-view production with both Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office airing the bout.
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Potential venues for the Fury v Joshua fight are being discussed now. The UK has staged some huge fights, and this will be the biggest of them all with Fury saying on Twitter “The biggest fight in British boxing history has just been agreed. Get in there my boy!”
Wembley Stadium, the Principality Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur will all probably want to stage this huge fight. The fight may also take place abroad, both fighters have recently fought in the USA and Joshua’s last fight was in Saudi Arabia.
Fury vs Joshua weights
Per boxing protocol, the weigh-in for Fury vs Joshua would take place the day before the fight itself.
Fury weighed in at 273lbs (19st 7lbs) for his last fight – that demolition of Deontay Wilder in their Las Vegas rematch in February 2020. More than a stone heavier than for their first meeting in December 2018.
Joshua meanwhile tipped the scales at 240lbs (17st 2lbs) for his knockout victory over Kubrat Pulev in London on December 12, 2020.
The WBC champ comes in top trumps following his devastating win over Deontay Wilder in 2020.
Undefeated Fury has battled back from the depths of depression and addiction to reach the summit once more and can cement his position as one of the best ever if he beats Joshua.
AJ holds more heavyweight belts than Fury but his career is still recovering from that unforgettable shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.
Joshua won them all back in December but admitted to having to overcome mental demons to do so.
Last time out, Joshua knocked out Kubrat Puelv in a mandatory defence.
AJ vs Fury Fight Video
BT Sport Boxing is a group of pay television sports channels provided by BT Consumer; a division of BT Group in the United Kingdom and Ireland that was launched on 1 August 2013. The channels are based at the former International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. BT Sport is available on the BT TV Sky and Virgin Media television platforms in the UK and Sky Eir TV and Vodafone TV in the Republic of Ireland.
BT Sport Box Office
BT Sport Box Office is the pay-per-view platform where viewers can pay a fee to watch major sporting events such as huge world title fights.
WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and UFC megastar Conor McGregor are just two of the fighters to have graced the platform regularly in recent years.
Fury has a matching rights deal with BT Sport, and it is expected that his planned world heavyweight title unification bout against Anthony Joshua will air on BT Sport Box Office this May or June, as well as on Sky Sports Box Office.
Sky Box Office is Sky’s pay-per-view (PPV) system operated in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. There were three branded divisions of Sky Box Office – Sky Cinema Box Office, Sky Sports Box Office and Sky 3D Box Office. Until 1 February 2011, the system ran under unified Sky Box Office branding. On 4 January 2017, all Sky Cinema Box Office channels ceased broadcasting, with only Sky Sports Box Office remaining available.
Boxing pay-per-view fights Channels List
- BT Sport Box Office
- ITV Box Office
- Primetime (TV channel)
- The Big Fight Live
How do I watch Sky Box Office?
You won’t be able to watch Box Office in non-EU countries within Europe, or in any other countries outside Europe. European countries where roaming isn’t available include: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.