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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury to have world title fights and cross promotional bouts as part of £3.5m undercard budget

ANTHONY JOSHUA vs Tyson Fury is set to have world title fights and cross promotional bouts as part of their £3.5million undercard budget.

The two heavyweight champions are braced to announce the undisputed title decider between them set for August 14 in Saudi Arabia.

Antthony Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn
Tyson Fury with his promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren

According to ESPN, the site fee guarantees both men £53m EACH with an extra £3.5m to spend on expenses and the rest of the bill.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed to DAZN the chief supporting act will include multiple world title fights.

And there is also the opportunity for rare clashes between the opposing promoters’ stables.

That means Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing could go against Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank.

Hearn has been a major driving force in securing a deal having worked with the Saudis before.

He took Joshua’s 2019 rematch win with Andy Ruiz Jr, 31, over to Diriyah, where a special 18,000-seater indoor arena was built.

Prince Khalid Adbdulaziz Al Saud, the country’s defence secretary and son of King Salman, is the backer bringing the unification to the Middle East.

And Fury confirmed the fight was on after revealing a phone call he had with the Prince.

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He said in a social media video: “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.

“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!”

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