Eddie Hearn Says Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Can Happen in Las Vegas, But There is One Condition

Published 02/14/2021, 8:30 AM EST
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn is interviewed ringside during the Clash on the Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The undisputed heavyweight bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is inching closer with every passing day. Over the past few weeks, this fight has made immense progress in terms of purses and other formalities. However, something that’s still unclear is the probable location for this fight. Recently, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, spilled the beans on a supposed location for this fight.

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He also shed light on why and how this location can be in contention..

Talking to Fight Hub TV, Hearn said, “Probably, I mean, subject to the fact that you know these people are going to do something. You know, Las Vegas has been dead for a year. It’s brutalized the market there and they’re going to have to come out fighting and if it’s open in May, well they could land the fight in June and I wouldn’t mind a trip to Vegas in June for this fight.” 

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Eddie Hearn attends a press conference at Bramall Lane on February 6, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Wilson/MB Media/Getty Images)

Both Joshua and Fury’s promotions want to stage this fight in the biggest way possible. But, as the pandemic put the world on standstill, many countries and their states haven’t yet recovered and still have massive restrictions.

Though Hearn feels Vegas is not a top priority location, he believes that Joshua vs Fury can move to the United States or particularly Las Vegas if they’re ready to host it by May or June this year.

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Eddie Hearn is keen on delivering this fight in the biggest way

Not only Hearn, but Fury’s promoter Bob Arum is also keen to schedule this fight in the most charismatic manner. In the above interview, Hearn asserted that the main aim is to give the boxers the maximum value. A pre-requisite would be to fill an arena and let them witness the heavyweight spectacle.

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The Matchroom MD even added that they’ve been getting paramount offers from many countries to host this fight. They’re yet to filter all those options and roll out the best location for this sublime clash.

Most of the formalities pertaining to this fight have reached terms, and it’s only a matter of time before Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua has a home.

Do you agree with Hearn’s statements? Could we see the heavyweight clash unfold in ‘The Fight Capital Of The World?’

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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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