Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury should settle “commitments” to set up a “Super Bowl” fight, with America still the preferred venue, says Top Rank president Todd DuBoef.
A blockbuster heavyweight battle between Joshua and Fury, Britain’s two world champions, continues to be discussed, with promoter Eddie Hearn revealing that initial offers have been made to stage the undisputed title fight this year.
Formal negotiations are yet to start and promotional company, Top Rank, who are influential in guiding the career of Fury, believe the Brit must still fulfil a contracted third fight with Deontay Wilder, while Joshua is due to defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev, his mandatory challenger.
“It’s just chatter, in my opinion,” DuBoef told Sky Sports. “I think inherently the objective for everybody is to live up to the commitments that they both have, and keep it simple, and if they both get past those, let’s go ahead and do it.
“If that was early 2021, that’s great, but I think that’s what the circumstances were, where the chatter started coming back, is because of this pause in events.”
Top Rank also represent Pulev, who this week insisted he would not step aside to allow Joshua-Fury to happen, and his manager Ivaylo Gotsev has even suggested staging the fight for the WBA, IBF and WBO belts at a Roman amphitheatre in Croatia.