Anthony Joshua Puts an Insane Demand for His Fight Against Tyson Fury

Published 03/31/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua laughs during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The blockbuster heavyweight collision between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is just a few more procedures away from meeting an official confirmation. Both the world champions have signed the dotted line and appear eager to step up. Hence, there’s no running away from each other at this point.

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Meanwhile, unified titleholder Anthony Joshua has expressed his desire in accepting the fight with a minor demand from his end. The Watford native wants the fight to happen at Wembley Stadium.

In interaction with Siris XM, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed the champion’s unique demand, putting light on the possible venue of the fight.

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Eddie Hearn: “If it’s 100,000 at Wembley, Anthony Joshua is signed and in for this [Tyson Fury] fight. We have to do our job, go around the world, present all the offers. But AJ told me categorically, ‘If it’s Wembley and it’s full, I’m in.” (h/t- Michael Benson Twitter)

Now, this may cast doubts amongst fans, as to whether Joshua would accept the fight if another venue gets finalized. That said, currently, all the heavyweight belts reside in England with Joshua and Fury being the champions. So, Britain will be a likely location for the fight.

However, Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren have also claimed to have looked into other options, including Dubai. Furthermore, as ‘AJ’ reclaimed his titles against Andy Ruiz Jr. at the successful ‘Clash On The Dunes’ in the Middle East, the Matchroom CEO is clearly considering it as a possible venue.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury- How far is the fight from happening?

According to reports, both men have signed a two-fight contract, with ongoing workings on a possible date and venue. The fight will see Joshua and Fury split the purse in an equal share. However, the winner will benefit from a 60/40 split up in the rematch.

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Meanwhile, both champions will put their current world titles on the line. Tyson Fury’s WBC title and Anthony Joshua‘s IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO belts will at stake. It’s a fight that has everything in its corner: fan-attention, legacy, history, rivalry, titles, and lucrative pay-checks.

As it seems that both the champions and their promoters are working in sync to come up with an official fight date and venue, fans can gear up for a historic fight.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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