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Eddie Hearn Reveals Possible Venues For Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Bout

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Eddie Hearn Reveals Possible Venues For Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Bout

On paper, it's already being labelled as the biggest fight in British boxing history.

And rightly so.

But if Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is going to top other iconic bouts such as Nigel Benn vs Chris Eubank or Frank Bruno vs Lennox Lewis, then it needs an equally-as-iconic arena to stage it.

Thankfully, AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn was on hand to rattle off the potential locations where the heavyweight unification fight could take place - and sorry to disappoint, but it doesn't look like the legendary British bout will be on UK shores.

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"We've already had approaches from eight or nine sites," Hearn told iFL TV last week before the contracts were officially signed.

"The offers have come from multiple countries in the Middle East, from Asia, eastern Europe and America.

"This is the biggest fight in boxing and one of the biggest sporting events in the world. It will be a major, major win for a country that wants to showcase itself.

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"When you talk about the venue that is starting to move because we're in a position time-wise where we've had to move.

"So, your next question is 'where is it going to be?' And the answer to your question is it's still wide open, but we are much further down the line than we were a week ago because we've had to speed that process up.

"I can give you Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, China, London, Las Vegas."

While Hearn admits that both parties have their sights set on fighting on the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium, he knows that it won't make sense financially under the UK's current coronavirus regulations.

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"If we're talking about having it in June, can you really sit there with and real confidence and say we're going to be allowed 100,000 people in June in Wembley? You've answered the question. I don't like to give people false hopes," he added.

Eddie Hearn at Wembley Stadium. Credit: PA
Eddie Hearn at Wembley Stadium. Credit: PA

"Ultimately, they're going to say to us 'where can we generate the most money to hold this fight?' Let's not beat around the bush. And ultimately it's going to be up to AJ and Tyson Fury to say 'yeah, we're happy with that venue'.

"If you asked everybody including myself, Frank Warren,Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua where they would like to do this fight, it's Wembley, of course it is.

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"But one, I don't think that's possible and two, we can't ignore the fact this is the biggest fight in boxing, it's going to generate so much interest, so much money, we can't just ignore that fact."

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