WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and IBF, WBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be a part of the official EA’s UFC 4 game.
UFC 4 has BMF champion Jorge Masvidal and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will be on the cover according to UFC Leaks.
The game will also have backyard customisation set and Kumite customisation set.
UFC president Dana White dropped hints about the presence of both boxers today during the UFC on ESPN 12 post-fight press conference last month.
EA adding boxers on the title is not new, previously on UFC 3 which released in 2018, the game featured former WBC heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson. So the fact that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will feature in the game doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. Both fighters have crossover appeal and are arguably two of the most popular athletes in the world.
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua to take place in 2021
According to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, the pair have agreed to fight in 2021. It’s a two-fight deal and both fighters are “in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight”.
It’s the biggest fight to ever take place in British boxing history and arguably one of the most intriguing and exciting heavyweight fights of this century. Tyson Fury is coming off of a spectacular knockout win over Deontay Wilder in February earlier this year in Las Vegas.
As per the contractual agreement, both fighters will meet in a trilogy later this year. On the other hand, Anthony Joshua is coming off of a decision win over Andy Ruiz Jr last December. The Olympic gold medalist and two-time heavyweight champion of the world lost his title to Ruiz a year ago in a shocking upset. He is also scheduled to fight Kubrat Pulev later this year.
“It’s fair to say [Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury] are in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight,” Eddie Hearn said. “We’ve been talking to [Fury’s management team] MTK, giving them the assurances from Joshua’s side that all the details on the structure of the deal is approved from our side. And it is from Fury’s side, as well.
“We’re in a good place. It’s fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight. Two fights.”
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