Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will likely take place in Saudi Arabia, bookies say.
The Middle Eastern nation has shelled out a hefty site fee worth tens of millions of dollars to host AJ’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr at the end of 2019 and is now looking to secure the biggest fight of boxing.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Location Odds
* Ratings via PaddyPower
Saudi Arabia – 1/5
Abu Dhabi – 6/1
Dubai – 10/1
Singapore – 12/1
United States – 16/1
China – 20/1
United Kingdom – 33/1
Fury’s US co-promoter Bob Arum claimed earlier this week that a venue has been booked.
However, AJ promoter Eddie Hearn has insisted that is not the case and that multiple offers remain on the table.
He said their plan was to finalize a deal and contract for the fight and then confirm a date / location.
Hearn previously told Sky, “I don’t want to say too much, other than that we’re fine.
“We are now documenting the fight, in terms of contracts, a fight period, and now look in the next steps to go to the different sites that have made offers and discuss the fight and the date with them.
“All I want to tell you is that we are on the right track and I don’t see anything going off the rails.
“We talk to Saudi Arabia, we talk to Qatar, we talk to Dubai, we talk to Singapore, we talk to China, we talk to America.
On the financial side, Arum told Barbershop Conversations, “The Joshua vs Fury fight will net each of the guys close to $ 100 million. Each of the guys.
“It’s the biggest fight in UK history, not even close.
“All over the world, this is the biggest fight people want to see.”