Ewh2Ae6Weaen1S9 Anthony Joshua Vs Tyson Fury Potentially Heading To Saudi Arabia For July 24 As Spencer Oliver Claims Date And Venue Will Be Confirmed This Week

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury potentially heading to Saudi Arabia for July 24 as Spencer Oliver claims date and venue will be confirmed THIS WEEK

Anthony Joshua’s undisputed heavyweight title clash with Tyson Fury could well be heading to Saudi Arabia for July 24.

That’s according to Spencer Oliver, who told talkSPORT 2 he is certain both the date and location for the fight will be confirmed by the end of the week.

The 2012 Olympic Gold medallist dispatched IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in December to edge ever closer to a unification bout with fellow Brit Fury.

‘The Gypsy King’ has waited for Joshua ever since February 2020 when he knocked out Deontay Wilder to stake his claim to being the very best heavyweight in the world.

However, the talking will stop and the world will have a definitive answer when they step in the ring to finally crown an undisputed heavyweight champion.

Joshua confirmed he had received the first official offer for the fight on Sunday evening, while Fury admitted he had received offers from a host of nations to host the fight, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

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Although Eddie Hearn and even London Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed they would love for the fight to be held at Wembley, it is looking ever more likely the first of the two proposed bouts will take place abroad.

And Oliver, who was in the Diriyah Arena to watch ‘AJ’ reclaim the WBO, WBA and IBF titles from Andy Ruiz back in December 2019, believes Saudi Arabia could well be the frontrunner once again.

However, the former European super bantamweight champion believes the British stars could return home for their second bout.

“Both guys were presented the offers, I think they got four offers last night,” the boxer-turned-pundit told Monday’s Sportsday on talkSPORT 2.

“They had to agree to where they would accept the fight to happen. Saudi Arabia, I think Singapore was one of them, United States was one of them and Qatar was another one.

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“Like I say, Saudi has got a history of doing fights; they did Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua II and that was really successful, I was out there for the week and they put on a great event. They really loved it and they were keen to get boxing back there.

“So I’ve got a feeling it will end up somewhere like Saudi, but it’s all about the site fees and who pays the most money.

“I saw the statement that Joshua and his management team put out last night saying there has been an offer put in and he seemed excited about it.

“So I think we are going to get news this week… in fact, I know we are going to get news this week.

“By the end of the week, we will know where the fight is happening, we will know when it is happening and I believe July 24 is a good date.

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Joshua dominated Ruiz in the rematch in Saudi Arabia and could now be heading back

“I believe that it could possibly be July 24 and we will see that fight happen. If the first one does end up abroad, I think we could see the second one here.

“It could be this year as well, maybe some time in December, and we could see it an indoor stadium in somewhere like Cardiff.”


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