Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury set to split staggering £110m site fee in Saudi Arabia showdown

ANTHONY JOSHUA and Tyson Fury are set to split an eye-watering £110million site fee after their Saudi Arabia mega-fight, according to reports.

The heavyweight champions go head to head on August 14 and the fighters are set for an epic pay day with the Middle Eastern country coughing up some serious dough in order to stage the fight.

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will split a staggering £110m site fee
Fury, 32, will face fellow Brit Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14

Each man will receive £53million from the site fee while an additional £2m each will be for ‘expenses and the undercard’, according to TalkSPORT.

The date and location of the huge unification showdown had been revealed by Eddie Hearn and the Gypsy King publicly backed the plan.

On Sunday, Fury, 32, posted a video to his Instagram and revealed talks with Khalid bin Salman Al Saud, prince of Saudi Arabia.

He told his 4.2million followers: “Got some massive news for you all.

“I’ve just got off the phone from Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, he’s told me this fight is 100 per cent on. August 14, 2021 summertime.

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“All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. And I cannot wait, repeat: cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all time.

“This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet earth. Do not miss it. All eyes on us.

“Peace out, God bless, see you all in Saudi! Yes, get in!”

Saudi Arabia hosted 31-year-old Joshua’s title rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019 amid criticism from human rights’ campaigners.

A temporary venue was constructed in Diriyah for the fight and Matchroom boss Hearn has promised a new stadium that will ‘shock the world’ for August’s unification event.

He told Sky Sports: “They want to build a new stadium.

“They have indoors options. In August at 11pm it will be about 23 degrees.

“They want to create something very, very special.

“Last time they built a stadium for the Andy Ruiz Jr fight in just seven weeks and it held 18,000. This will be a similar setup.

“They have the opportunity to hold it indoors but they want to create something that will shock the world. They want to build a stadium just for this fight.”


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