Promoter Hints at Staging Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury in the UK

Published 07/01/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Anthony Joshua looks on ahead of the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua 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 Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury bout was one of the most awaited contests of 2021. The heavyweight duo was even set to collide with each other in August, but the ex-WBC heavyweight champ, Deontay Wilder, poured cold water on this contest.

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He won a court case and aligned himself for a fight against ‘The Gypsy King’. With this, the Joshua vs Fury undisputed war failed to materialize. However, Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, is still keen on making ‘AJ’ vs ‘The Gypsy King’ happen.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he even revealed that they will probably hold this contest in the UK. Arum said, “Next time around, if it’s Joshua and Tyson Fury, first of all, where should the fight be held?”

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“There’s a big argument that by that time, the pandemic is behind us, we wait until the spring and we do it in Wembley, or one of the big arenas.”

“If we wanted to do it in winter, we can do it in Cardiff [Principality Stadium], because 70,000 seats, indoor arena, or it can go to Saudi Arabia.”

The Top Rank boss is eager to stage the Joshua vs Fury war in the biggest possible manner. And for that, he’s exploring multiple venues.

But before getting lined up to face each other realistically, both ‘AJ’ and ‘The Gypsy King’ will have to get past their next opponents. The WBC champ will defend his belt against Deontay Wilder on July 24th. Whereas, Joshua will defend his multiple titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25th.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – Will this rivalry truly get settled?

Over the course of time, boxing fans have witnessed countless feuds between the best heavyweight fighters of all time. The Fury vs Joshua rivalry is one of the biggest feuds of modern-day boxing.

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More than anyone else, the British pair are hungry to get their hands on each 0ther and settle their rift once for all. That said, in order to face each other at least once in this lifetime, both of them will look forward to winning their next fights.

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If Fury and Joshua win their next bouts, where do you think their undisputed fight will take place?

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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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