Eddie Hearn Rubbishes Bob Arum’s Claims – No Venue Fixed for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

January 16, 2021 1:40 pm

Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has shut down Bob Arum’s recent claims about the Tyson FuryAnthony Joshua fight. The promoter claimed that talks are going on well, but there has been no confirmation for a venue.

Arum claimed that the fight was closer than ever. However, Hearn was having none of it and gave a list of destinations still in play.

Speaking to iFL TV, Hearn commented on the issue. “Certainly, no location is secured… There’s been multiple offers. We haven’t got too deep into that yet because we want to get the deal done.”

Hearn explained that they are not even approaching potential venues as of now. He said that until there is an agreement between the fighters, it makes no sense to approach venues for an agreement. 

This could worry fans, as many welcomed the news from Arum with great excitement. However, Hearn’s comments showed that there is still a long way to go.

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Eddie Hearn lists the possible destinations for the fight

Previously, the English promoter confirmed that Singapore was a surprise consideration for the fight. However, he gave a list of 7 destinations still in the running to host this fight. “There’s been some significant offers, there’s been some huge interest, but it’s still in play.”

The list included Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, China, Australia, and a surprise ‘place in eastern Europe’. Thus, this list showed that they have a plethora of options from which they can pick the fight location.

Therefore, Hearn clearly shut down the Top Rank Man’s stance. However, he reassured fans that the talks were progressing well. Thus, fans can still look forward to the fight happening soon. Where do you think the two heavyweights will end up fighting?

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Leonardo Carvalho

Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports. The latter is a discipline in which he holds a level 3 certification from the British Council's Premier Skills. He has covered some of the biggest boxing stories over the last year. These include Mike Tyson's comeback and Teofimo Lopez's ascent to the pinnacle of the lightweight division. This boxing enthusiast's tryst with the sport began when his favorite puncher, Anthony Joshua, knocked out Wladimir Klitschko to become the heavyweight champion. While he still admires 'AJ', he has developed a deep admiration for 'Sweethands' Caleb Plant. Besides his professional pursuits, Leonardo is an avid musician who is proficient with the guitar and the ukulele.

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