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Anthony Joshua's Team Receive 'Huge Offer' To Face Winner Of Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury In Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua's Team Receive 'Huge Offer' To Face Winner Of Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury In Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua's team have received a "huge site offer" to stage an undisputed heavyweight clash with the winner of Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II in Saudi Arabia.

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Joshua reclaimed the heavyweight world titles with a points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.

And the British star could be returning to the Middle East with Eddie Hearn revealing that they've received a stunning offer to stage a potential undisputed showdown in Saudi Arabia in late 2020.

"We have to try and make that happen," Hearn said about an undisputed fight to Sky Sports. "Right now, the fight that Anthony Joshua wants is the winner of Wilder and Fury.

"We've been there before. Both guys have turned down 60-40 for that fight and now we have no other option, but to offer them 50-50, because the fight will never happen, subject to the boss giving the thumbs up, which I think he knows that's the way to make this fight.

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"We have a huge site offer in place for that fight to take place."

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Joshua's set to defend his belts against IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev and Hearn is hoping for a UK homecoming.

"Kubrat Pulev is the frontrunner," the Matchroom boss added. "I think we've established that the IBF mandatory was called before the WBO mandatory.

"Pulev is the fight for me, and more importantly for the boss, AJ, he wants it here. He's boxed now in Saudi Arabia for his last fight, he's boxed in New York before that.

"For me, it's time to come home. The bad news is that Kubrat Pulev wants as much money as possible for this fight and he realises there's more money in Istanbul, or Saudi Arabia, or the Congo, or Nigeria, but AJ is going to call the shots.

"He may end up having to let the Pulev fight go, if he won't fight in the places that we'd like him to fight and that is in the UK. We're looking at dates at the end of May to the beginning of June for the Pulev fight. Everywhere is in play. Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur, The Olympic Stadium, we've also reached out to Twickenham as well.

"The Principality Stadium has got some dates for us, so in an ideal world, AJ's next fight will be Kubrat Pulev in London, but this is a far from an ideal world, particularly in the boxing game."

Joshua will return to action in the summer while his heavyweight rivals Wilder and Fury will rematch on February 22.

Topics: Saudi Arabia, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Fight News, Deontay Wilder

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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