Report: Anthony Joshua & Tyson Fury Want To Fight In Saudi Arabia
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are reportedly in agreement on the location of their fight but it isn’t a lock.
Much has been made about the time it has taken to make Joshua vs. Fury official. While both men agreed in principle to two fights, getting them to share the ring has proven to be a chore. While Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn continues to show optimism, the holdup has been in securing a location that’ll bring in $100 million in revenue. Hearn said location options were being presented to the two fighters.
ESPN’s Mark Kriegel reports that Joshua and Fury want to share the ring in Saudi Arabia but he noted that there are still hurdles to making that happen.
“What’s been agreed is that both Anthony Joshua’s camp and Tyson Fury’s camp want to fight in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was the frontrunner from the beginning and that’s where everybody wants to go. Now, it’s not real, it’s not a lock until someone under the auspicious of the Saudi government puts money into escrow.
“Both sides have yet to sign, this is a crucial document, a memorandum of understanding. I had several sources tell me today that they’re, ‘waiting for the paperwork from Saudi.'”
Kriegel went on to say that people within the boxing industry have shared varying opinions on the matter. He said one industry insider told him the fight isn’t looking likely until September or October, while another said there’s too much money on the table for the bout to not take place this summer.