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Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk rematch could take place on helipad atop Burj Al Arab in Dubai – 321m above the ground

ANTHONY JOSHUA’S rematch with Oleksandr Usyk could take place 321 metres above the ground.

The duo are set to do battle once again in the spring, as AJ seeks to avenge his September defeat to the Ukrainian.

The helipad stands 321m above the ground
Anthony Joshua has previously sparred at the Burj Al Arab

They last met at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but look set to reacquaint themselves overseas.

As per Michael Benson, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed last week that he was set for meetings around the world over potential venues for his client’s next fight.

Today, the Matchroom supremo has been at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, a stunning venue that has hosted top athletes before… including Joshua.

The 32-year-old enjoyed a sparring session on the hotel’s iconic helipad while promoting Dubai Fitness Challenge.

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Hearn’s latest Instagram post, in which he walks across the helipad, has prompted excitable chatter that AJ’s rematch with Usyk could be held there.

A fan jokingly wrote: “whilst fury gonna be fighting in york hall 😭 levels”

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The stunning location could host pro boxing

Others have pointed out the logistical challenges that hosting such a big fight there would present.

One commented: “It would be unique and interesting but you’d barely be able to sell any tickets. Would be just like the lockdown period.

“AJ is second biggest ticket seller arguably in boxing. Why would Ed pass up chance to earn a decent buck.”

While another pointed out: “I was there Sunday, I could say first hand that this would be very challenging.

“How would they cover security, guests and the world media when it’s a hotel?”

Other sports have taken to the Burj Al Arab

Eddie Hearn is set to attend meetings regarding AJ vs Usyk 2’s location

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