Wait for it, but 2021 is set to be a knockout year!

It will be the most memorable year in British boxing history IF Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury do indeed go head-to-head.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed the big news earlier in the week, and it’s given all fight fans, including me, a huge boost and something to look forward to big time during these troubled times.

The purse will be split 50-50 according to reports, and as part of the plan there is a rematch clause, with the second purse split 60-40 in favour of the winner of the first fight.

I tell you what, I wouldn’t mind taking a cut from that purse, because this double dose of boxing drama will have not just Brits but fight fans worldwide on the edge of their seats.

Betfred already make Fury the 8/15 favourite, with Joshua at 6/4.

I can’t get out of my mind how the self-styled Gypsy King has completely turned his life around.

As far as I’m concerned, he won the first fight against Deontay Wilder – and we all saw what happened in the rematch when he proved any doubters wrong.

Fury is the ultimate comeback king, overcoming his demons and changing his personality so dramatically – and for me he is the champ.

To enable the two-fight deal to take place, Fury and AJ must come through respective clashes with Wilder and Kubrat Pulev before we can crown the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Britain is without a doubt leading the way in the heavyweight division, and this double bill will mean these shores have a new global superstar to rival anyone.

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