Eddie Hearn: Turki Alalshikh Wants Fury vs Joshua At Wembley

Turki Alalshikh wants to make Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium. 

That is according to Eddie Hearn. Hearn’s comments were about a possible two-fight deal, one in Saudi Arabia and the other at Wembley. Both fighters are on course to face each other. Joshua is coming off a second-round KO win over Francis Ngannou. Fury faces Oleksandr Usyk on May 18 for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship.

Since there is a rematch clause, the winner of those two fights will face Joshua. Even if Fury loses to Usyk, there is a high chance the Joshua fight will still go ahead, given Saudi Arabia’s desire to see it. A fight at Wembley makes sense since both fighters have a massive British fanbase. After seeing so many big fights overseas, Wembley would be the ideal place for a Fury-Joshua bout. 

“He’s now talking about staging two AJ vs Fury fights, one in Saudi Arabia, and one at Wembley Stadium. He’s one of those guys that listens and reads everything. So, he’s definitely reading about, I wish this fight was at Wembley, or it’s a shame the fight is in Saudi Arabia.

“I mean, we really must have more of a global vision in sport, boxing doesn’t just sit here but two Brits, fighting for the undisputed World Championship, I think he would probably bring one of them to UK, I really do. And that financially, they’ve got the ability to do that,” Hearn said

Fury’s fight with Dillian Whyte attracted a record crowd of 94,000 at Wembley Stadium. A Fury-Joshua fight could eclipse that, given the recent feeling that a fight would be much more competitive. Fury looked below par against Francis Ngannou, while Joshua has rejuvenated himself since working with Ben Davidson. That has set the narrative for a big fight. 

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