Fury vs. Joshua will have a pay-per-view price never seen before in the United Kingdom after predictions of two million sales for the bout.
Tyson Fury has offered his British opponent a chance to challenge for his WBC heavyweight crown. The pair were locked in talks on either side of the Queen’s passing, lie-in and funeral.
If accepted, Joshua will be looking to strip the only heavyweight belt he has failed to win.
How much is the Fury vs Josuha PPV?
British fans can expect to pay between £29.95 and £34.95 or worse to watch the top flight’s biggest battle in two decades.
Promoter Frank Warren is now mulling over what price tag could be met if the Sky Sports Box Office is set to be frozen.
“It depends on the price of the fight. Who knows how much it would be worth today? I think it could reach two million purchases,” Warren predicted.
Which TV channel will show Fury-Joshua?
World Boxing News understands that Sky Sports will want to make an offer to take part in the auction.
The same thing happened with Alexander Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2, as investors from Saudi Arabia sought to make as much money as possible.
However, DAZN PPV and BT Sports Box Office have already confirmed their interest in producing the dual feature.
So it’s hard to see how Sky can push through despite broadcasting Joshua’s biggest nights.
Currently DAZN PPV and BT seem to be down.
When will Fury vs Joshua be announced?
British fans are becoming concerned about the lack of public information about the ongoing negotiations. There are currently less than eleven weeks until the proposed December 3rd fight night.
Queensberry and Matchroom should step up their promotional efforts as both champion and challenger have already started training.
Something should be concrete by the end of this week to give everyone enough time to prepare for the clash.
Where will the fight take place?
The only suitable venue for the 3rd December is the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn have confirmed that the date has already been set by Warren and is contingent on Fury’s offer of a two-fight deal.
Who will train Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua?
AJ has yet to confirm if Robert Garcia has any involvement after some nasty comments in the media. Meanwhile, The Gypsy King claimed to be working with Isaac Lowe after parting ways with Sugarhill Steward in a stunning move. A few weeks later, Fury said he was back with Steward.
Last opponent Joshua Usyk offered to help the Briton after their split decision rematch in August.
Usyk said: “I wanted to talk to him. I said, “Calm down man, let’s take it easy,” as Joshua yelled after the fight.
“I could come to see you in the UK when I have time. Then I could come to your gym. We could play together and so on.’
Usyk vs. Wilder
Whether the Ukrainian master will have time after the fight with Deontay Wilder after a family vacation remains to be seen.
Wilder could be offered a shot at the WBA, IBF and WBO titles Usyk holds.
The Bronze Bomber is scheduled to fight Andy Ruiz Jr. in the first quarter of 2023. So Al Heyman could still veto the move.
Despite participating in the WBC eliminator tournament, the ultimate goal of Wilder and Ruiz will be to fight for the undisputed title.
Allowing Fury to end the Joshua saga while making himself a WBC must-win makes more sense for the boxing premiership at this point.
therefore Wilder or Ruiz could get ratified to challenge for the WBC belt. The winner can get a shot at all the titles at once at the end of next year.
However, everything remains up in the air. Usyk’s team said he is ready to fight Fury this year. In the eyes of many, this was the only previous stumbling block to Fury’s appeal to Joshua.
If that roadblock is cleared, Fury could go for the undisputed fight and take Joshua off the menu for a fight with Usyk.
Promoters on both sides will reveal more about the Fury vs. Joshua fight in the coming days.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of Phil Jay.