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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have signed a two-fight deal for the biggest bout in British boxing history, reports mirror.co.uk.

The two heavyweight world champions agreed on terms in principle last year but have now put pen to paper after contracts were finalised.

The first fight is expected to take place in June or July with Saudi Arabia in pole position to play host with both fighters set to earn £100 million. And the winner will be crowned the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999 after the WBO agreed to waive Joshua’s mandatory responsibilities.

Negotiations will now continue over when and where the fight would take place with as many as eight countries throwing their hat into the ring.

Promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN: “We’d like to get a site deal confirmed in the next month.

“The hard part is always getting everybody to put pen to paper but this was a major effort from all parties to get this over the line. You had rival…



Source: Guardian Newspaper