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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could take place in UK in huge boost to British fans, claims Bob Arum

ANTHONY JOSHUA could fight Tyson Fury in the UK, according to legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum.

The two Brits were set for an undisputed clash this summer, with contracts reportedly agreed and Saudi Arabia the chosen destination.

Tyson Fury saw his fight against Anthony Joshua fall by the wayside
Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum says Fury vs Joshua will still happen – and it could be in the UK

But Deontay Wilder won his arbitration case for a trilogy fight against Fury after his February 2020 battering.

That is now taking place on July 24, with the Battle of Britain postponed.

Joshua will now take on Oleksandr Usyk on September 25. And provided both Brits come through their title defences, it is hoped they will finally get it on.

And Arum hopes it will take place on these shores.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Fury’s US promoter said: “Next time around, if it’s Joshua and Tyson Fury, first of all, where should the fight be held?

“There’s a big argument that by that time, the pandemic is behind us, we wait until the spring and we do it in Wembley, or one of the big arenas.

“If we wanted to do it in winter, we can do it in Cardiff [Principality Stadium], because 70,000 seats, indoor arena, or it can go to Saudi Arabia.”

Joshua was fuming at the collapse of the Fury fight and slammed the WBC champ as ‘never really wanting it’.

Joshua has since slammed Fury, believing his fellow Brit never really wanted the fight

Arum says Wembley Arena could be a potential venue for the Battle of Britain

But Arum is adamant that there were no ‘break downs’ in negotiations and that it was simply because the contract for it to happen in Saudi Arabia ‘couldn’t be finalised’.

The 89-year-old added: “There were no break downs between the Fury side and the Joshua side. None.

“The fight couldn’t be finalised for Saudi Arabia and then the arbitrator in the Wilder situation felt that he could, if he decided the case for Wilder, enjoin Fury from fighting anybody else other than Wilder.

“But if the contract had been signed, he never would have done it. He might have given Wilder some damages, but he would not have stopped the fight.

“But again, there was no signed contract for that fight. That’s what happened. It’s as plain and as simple as that.”


Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn was furious at seeing the fight fall by the wayside, and says he ‘doesn’t really trust some people’ on Team Fury.

Speaking to DAZN, the Matchroom boss said: “I think it was pretty intentional. AJ felt that Fury never wanted to fight.

“I don’t particularly trust people on that side. Some people couldn’t let that fight happen. They wanted to keep some kind of control.

“When they say, they might want (the fight] in December, who knows?”

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