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Tiger Tiger
14 Jan 21 15:01
Date Joined: 14 Jul 09
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The location for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury has now been chosen, according to Bob Arum.

Fury’s co-promoter declined to reveal the specific country at this stage, but did confirm a sizeable step has now been taken towards finalising the biggest fight in British boxing history.

The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to any lingering possibility of the bout happening at home, but in reality an overseas location was always the plan.

AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn previously named Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, America and China as possible options, though Saudi Arabia was marked as the favourite to host Joshua vs Fury.

Arum told Barbershop Conversations: “We have a location, that’s true.

“We have a location and, as far as the date is confirmed, we haven’t zeroed in on a date.

“It could be as late as June because it would give more time to solve the coronavirus problem. By June, most people will be vaccinated, so it’s possible.

“And then we would do the fight, pay-per-view in the UK and pay-per-view early evening in the United States.”

An early evening US time would suggest a prime time evening start in the UK – identical to the situation when AJ fought Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.

Regarding the financials, Arum added: “The Joshua vs Fury fight will earn each of the guys close to $100million. Each of the guys.

“It is the biggest fight in history in the UK, not even close.

“Around the world it is the biggest fight that people wanna see.”

Talks are progressing well behind the scenes as representatives for the heavyweight champions work to try and finalise a deal for them to meet this summer.

As things stand, a fight between Joshua and Fury is not yet a done deal, but appears to be edging ever closer.

The pair agreed financial terms to fight last year and AJ came over his final hurdle with a ninth-round knockout of Kubrat Pulev.

Now, Fury must resolve his ongoing legal situation with Deontay Wilder over their rematch contract in order to completely clear the pathway for a showdown with Joshua in 2021.

Regarding that legal situation, Arum updated: “Over Christmas and New Year there was mediation, maybe the mediator will be able to solve the situation.

“But we’ve got a real problem because Tyson Fury has said to me and to the mediator that not ever would he ever fight Wilder after what Wilder said.

“He regards it as a slur not only to him, but against the Gypsy nation…

“I don’t wanna get into legalities, but the idea of anybody stopping the Fury vs Joshua fight just can’t happen.”
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Report Tiger Tiger January 14, 2021 3:02 PM GMT
PROGRESS Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury location secured with both fighters set to earn ‘close to $100million’, reveals promoter Bob Arum

$100m each, that's a lotta dosh.
Report bobweenit January 19, 2021 1:49 AM GMT
Sure is after somebody spiked Wilder he deserves a re match. Fury running scared
Report TimmyRiggins January 23, 2021 10:11 PM GMT

Jan 19, 2021 -- 1:49AM, bobweenit wrote:

Sure is after somebody spiked Wilder he deserves a re match. Fury running scared

Spiked himself in the nut with that mask when he was trying it on Cool

Report wisewords January 25, 2021 12:33 PM GMT
Report bobweenit January 25, 2021 10:54 PM GMT
Report TOP3MAN February 1, 2021 9:55 PM GMT
Panorama on a mission to scupper this fight
Report wisewords February 1, 2021 11:41 PM GMT
Knew pretty much all the stuff covered on Panorama but talk about bringing this stuff out into the mainstream
Report n88uk February 4, 2021 6:32 PM GMT
£40 ppv in Saudi Arabia sounds a joke tbh. This is meant to be the crown jewel of British boxing, what does it say we can't even put it on in the country, immediately out of reach of most fans. Then £40 ppv just an obvious cash grab, people will pay it for this, but it will set a dangerous precedent when down the line they are charging £30 for Whyte vs Povetkin II and the like.
Report TimmyRiggins February 5, 2021 4:13 AM GMT
At least we'll get it at a decent time Laugh
Report razz March 2, 2021 11:58 PM GMT
fury 1.71 on the exchange here Cool

no idea why, will definitely shorten when the fight is confirmed.
Report wisewords March 3, 2021 1:29 AM GMT
what do you think he'll go off at on the night razz?
Report razz March 4, 2021 3:16 AM GMT
not sure, kinda hard to predict how much casual money will come in and on who. should be a lot of UK money piling in as well as from around the world. I would guess fury gets bet by the football casuals, and sharps alike, not sure what demographic would really pile on AJ. I'd guess/hope for around 1.5 on fury come fight time, but the line might not change much until a week or 2 before the fight.
Report razz March 4, 2021 3:37 AM GMT
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