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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua ‘dead in the water’ claims Bob Arum despite Eddie Hearn claiming fight was ‘done deal’

TYSON FURY’ undisputed blockbuster fight against Anthony Joshua is ‘dead in the water’ according to the Gypsy King’s US promoter Bob Arum.

Both fighters had signed their deals for the £108million heavyweight showdown.

Lege4ndary promoter Bob Arum says his man Tyson Fury’s fight against Anthony Joshua won’t happen this July or August

It was then a case of sorting a date and venue – with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn recently claiming it was a ‘done deal’ and disputing Arum’s earlier claims of problems.

A July or August fight in Saudi Arabia was believed to be the chosen way forward.

But now Arum, speaking to The Telegraph says the fight between the pair this year is OFF – and says they will should take on other opponents first.

The 89-year-old said: “It will take months for the Saudis to do their due diligence on such a huge deal.

“It is not just a site fee, there are ancillary demands from the Saudis stretching into the broadcast deals and other things, it could take months for it all to play out.

“It could even take until 2022 the way it looks right now.

“The fight in July or August is dead in the water as far as we are concerned.

“The two fighters need to go and have other fights this summer while the negotiations for that fight in the Middle East conclude.”

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