Bob Arum says Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Will be Costly, Optimistic About Conducting the Fight in UK

Published 01/29/2021, 12:39 AM EST


None of the fights in recent heavyweight times holds a bigger hype than Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury. This fight has struck every boxing fan’s eye even before getting scheduled. The epic encounter carries immense responsibilities to shape up the gigantic men’s division. Although it comprises a high risk, it is also highly rewarding at the same time.

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Recently, Fury’s promoter Bob Arum was in an interview with The 3 Knockdown Rule. Here he laid his notions on the probable site fee for this fight and more.

There will be a substantial site fee. It’ll probably be the biggest money fight in heavyweight history. I’m optimistic both from the site and PPV – particularly in the UK, where we think we’ll do over two million,” Arum said.

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The fight has been making constant progress for a few weeks. By now, both the promotions are in sync to stage this fight in the most colossal manner. A major chunk of the contract for this bout is already done. However, a suitable location for this fight is yet to get booked.

Arum is insisting on keeping this fight in the UK, as it may garner a substantial amount of site fees. However, both promoters are in agreement that they must stage it at a venue where numerous in-stadium fans are allowed. Safety is a concern, though, as the UK is still reeling under the global pandemic.

The coming few weeks are extremely vital, as an update on location might get rolled out by their promotions.

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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury, biggest money fight in heavyweight history?

The combat sports fans haven’t viewed a fight as big as ‘AJ’ vs ‘Gypsy King’ for more than a decade. This fight is special in its own ways because of the magnetic profile possessed by both the fighters. Ever since their debut, both Fury and Joshua have remained fan favorites, and their brawl promises to entertain hardcore and casual fans alike.

As Arum asserted in the aforementioned interview, that this bout will go down as the biggest money fight in heavyweight history. This statement certainly seems to be true.

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Including the site fees, expected PPV buys, and sponsor fees, both the fighters will pocket nearly a $100 million payday. This will be the biggest paycheck for the Brit duo, which might improve their rankings among the highest-paid athletes in the world.

More than anyone else, both the boxers are eager to touch gloves with each other and roll out a show for the ages.

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Will it take place in the United Kingdom though?

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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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