Bob Arum Confirms a Site For Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Clash

Published 04/21/2021, 1:12 AM EDT


The only fight that lures the boxing fans today is the epic encounter between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. After much rigmarole and discussions, the collision between the British pair is finally official. However, a news piece pertaining to its tentative locations and dates isn’t out, but, recently, Fury’s USA promoter, Bob Arum, spilled the beans on the viable location for this bout.

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Speaking to Boxing Scene, he said, “We have (site deal) contracts now that we are marking up and so forth. It’s a big step. We’re just doing the paperwork now with the Saudis.”

The Top Rank boss asserted that this undisputed heavyweight war will take place in a new indoor stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The official paperwork and formalities are yet to be done, but for now, this location tops the contention.

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NEW YORK – JUNE 03: Bob Arum attends the Friars Club Salute to Bob Arum at New York Friars Club on June 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

“It’s going to have to be within the next 10 days, maybe two weeks,” Arum said. “It’s a massive economic deal,” he added.

The matchup between Joshua and Fury was in discussions for a long time. But the duo had several opponents ahead of them whom they had to vanquish in order to touch gloves with each other.

Both Joshua and Fury are in their sheer prime, and this might just be the perfect setting for the pair to collide with each other.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – battle of the finest heavyweights

For so many decades, the boxing world has seen some cosmic heavyweight stars in the form of Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, and more. But Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have made a place of their own in the modern heavyweight era, and they’re cited as the predominant faces of heavyweight boxing today.

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However, only one among the two can walk the pathway of the all-time great of heavyweight boxing. Moreover, a fight between the two has the ability to shape up the heavyweight roster, thus paving the way for more such colossal fights.

That said, it’ll be interesting to see how things shape up for this fight in the coming few weeks, as the boxing fans are eager to see the duo take up the ring space as soon as possible.

Will Fury vs Joshua find a home in Saudi Arabia?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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