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Promoter hints of venue for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury showdown

Former world champion Amir Khan has signed WBC world champion Tyson Fury to defeat WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua, should the two British heavyweights ever collide in a unification.

Eddie Hearn has hinted at a possible venue for the long-awaited heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

Joshua’s promoter believes the contract for a two-fight deal between the two world champions is almost signed.

Aside from the location, the television rights and portfolio split also need to be resolved, but Hearn believes the fight is one step closer to being announced.

“The deal is done, really, unsigned,” Hearn was quoted as saying by The Times.

“The financial elements of the deal are done. We are talking about the broadcast situation, the only thing really now is to put it on paper.

“And when a deal like that is printed, it goes back and forth 15 times before every letter in the document is approved.”

Joshua has already fought in Saudi Arabia, reclaiming his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 following his shock loss to the American six months earlier.

“We’ve had more than half a dozen offers from different countries and interest from three or four others,” said Matchroom MD Hearn.

“We have had one from Australia, we have had talks in Singapore and Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in Eastern Europe, in the United States.

“The Middle East will be aggressive and lead in this. To organize this fight, you need significant government support. You need someone who is organizing this fight as a statement for their country.

“I would like (the rematch) to be (in the UK). Where? Millennium Stadium “.

The two fighters are expected to finally fight in a clash to unify all current world titles.

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