Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Could Be Held in One of These Two Locations

Published 04/06/2021, 2:30 AM EDT


Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua has been the talk of the sport for the last four months. The heavyweight division is one of the most exciting in the sport right now, and rumors have linked the two to an undisputed title fight for a long time.

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The pair finally signed a contract and agreed to a two-fight deal. Unfortunately, things were still uncertain since they had to finalize the location and date. However, fans can now get excited as we finally have an update on the potential location and date of the fight.

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Kevin Iole from Yahoo Sports was the first to report the news on the location. He took to his Twitter and revealed that the fight would either happen in Saudi Arabia or Qatar.

Iole confirmed that they have not completed anything; however, he suggested it could become official this week.

In addition, Iole revealed that the fight would now happen in July rather than the initially reported June date. Therefore, fans will be happy with the update in the location; however, they will now have to wait a little longer to witness the bout.

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Why are Saudi Arabia and Qatar the only options for the Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua bout?

Historically, the fight capital of the world is Las Vegas. There have been several memorable bouts in the sport in the famed city. In addition, places like Madison Square Garden and other famous locations have also hosted some of the great boxing fights.

So why are Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua going to fight in Saudi Arabia or Qatar?

The two fighters will reportedly earn upwards of $100 million each. In addition, there will be many other event-related costs for the promoters to bear. However, given the financial implications of COVID-19, the monetary aspect of the fight was an enormous obstacle.

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Thus, the only way to make the fight was to move it to a different location. And given the financial superpowers in the middle-east, it made sense to have the bout in one of these countries. Thus, out of the various options, it appears they have now narrowed it down to two.

What do you make of this news? Where do you think Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua should fight?

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READ: Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Training Comparison: Who Has the Better Technique?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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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.

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