Eddie Hearn says there is renewed interest from Saudi Arabia to host the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury showdown. The two British boxers have signed a contract for an undisputed heavyweight title fight but a three-week deadline has been set to decide a date and venue for the showdown this summer. Hearn will be travelling to a number of possible venues but is aware that Saudi Arabia is keen on the bout having just hosted the Joshua vs Ruiz jr rematch there.
“We had a great experience there back in December 2019, with Anthony Joshua against Andy Ruiz, so they are players that we know are for real,” Hearn said. “That sort of cuts out a lot of the timeframe in terms of going to all these various meetings. We’ve been through the process with them. They gave us their word on what they would deliver and they did that. It was a fantastic event.”
With England lowering the COVID restrictions, Hearn has not given up on a fight on home soil. “There have been some conversations about as we see the Euros potentially going into Wembley in June, July. Can we be a part of that at the back end of it? Could we get 100,000 at Wembley?” he asked.