Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Could Happen in Asia – Confirms Eddie Hearn

Published 01/07/2021, 4:54 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua speaks with Eddie Hearn during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Eddie Hearn dropped big news for Asian boxing fans. The promoter who represents Anthony Joshua gave an update on the Joshua vs Fury fight. Although nothing there is no confirmation, Hearn seemingly hinted at the location of the potential undisputed heavyweight title fight.

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DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua poses for a photo with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title belts with Eddie Hearn and Barry Hearn after the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

It comes as great news for the Asian boxing fans, as they have identified Singapore as a surprising location for the undisputed bout. With the UK going into lockdown, the promoter has had to re-arrange his plans for 2021. He has now given an insight into what he plans to do.

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Speaking to the DailyMail Sports, Hearn revealed that Singapore is a consideration for the fight. This is because they need a location that can fund the event as well as have the backing to pay off the fight purses of both fighters. They estimate this to be over $100 million each. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 30: Anthony Joshua of England poses with Promoter Eddie Hearn following his WBC International Heavyweight bout against Kevin Johnson of The USA at The O2 Arena on May 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Hearn said, “Even before this current situation there was no guarantee that we would do the first fight in the UK because it was almost impossible that we would get clearance to have, say, 90,000 at Wembley in late May.”

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Eddie Hearn says the location could be finalized in a fortnight

The English promoter gave an update on the location and said, “Now it is far, far more likely that it will be abroad. There have been a lot of conversations between both sides in the past couple of weeks and we’re optimistic that we can tie up stuff in the next fortnight.”

This is good news for fans of the sport worldwide. The fact that the teams are now looking for locations means that the fighters have agreed to the other aspects. Reports suggest that the purse will be 50-50 from all the fight related earnings.

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Therefore, this news suggests that we are one step closer to witnessing one of the biggest fights in heavyweight history. Though Fury has predicted an easy win for himself, the amount riding on this fight is immense. Where do you think this fight will happen?

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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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