Fury vs Joshua: Eddie Hearn Makes an Upsetting Announcement for UK Boxing Fans

Published 12/19/2020, 1:00 AM EST


The boxing world is eagerly awaiting the biggest heavyweight battle between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. Post ‘AJ’s win over Kubrat Pulev, there’s no further debate on who he faces next. But, Joshua’s manager Eddie Hearn has already put a dampener on the fight.

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Eddie Hearn is desirous of rolling out Fury vs Joshua with a full-fledged stadium attendance and measureless PPV buys. He felt if the fight was taking place in the UK, both the star heavyweights would get hit in their pockets.

His comments made it pretty clear that the fight would take place overseas to ensure that the duo could box in front of a crowd. Hearn said, “If the fight’s gonna take place in the UK, they’d have to take half what they could get. So that’s a tough conversation. And if we don’t know if we’re gonna get a crowd, we can’t even consider it in the UK.”

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Anthony Joshua’s boxing bout saw a thousand fans marking themselves present for the event. This seemed to be a sign that fans would return for frequent events. But, considering the COVID-19 situation around the whole country, the government has put a halt on public gatherings once again.

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How long will have to wait for Fury vs Joshua?

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Both parties would want to delay the fight as much as possible to ensure that they can pack the maximum number of fans in the stadium. However, if the promoters and fighters decide on scheduling this bout with no in-stadium attendance, this fight can go on floors inside a couple of months.

For now, this fight’s possibility in the UK and Europe seems diminishing. Yet, countries like Australia or New Zealand can serve as the perfect hosts, as these countries have started off their sporting events in style with minimal audience restrictions.

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The fighters are in their prime and are at the pinnacle of the division. The fight to determine the best heavyweight of the modern era is sure to be a success wherever it is held.

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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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