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Boxing News of Friday, 15 January 2021


Joshua to earn $100m for Fury showdown

Tyson Fury's promoter, Bob Arum said Anthony Joshua will earn close to $100 million in their highly anticipated bout.

Described by many as the biggest fight in history in the UK, a location for the bout is unknown with Arum unwilling to reveal where it will be staged.

“The Joshua vs. Fury fight will earn each of the guys close to $100million,” Arum said. “It is the biggest fight in history in the UK, not even close.

“Around the world it is the biggest fight that people want to see.”

The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to any lingering possibility of the bout happening in the United Kingdom, but in reality an overseas location was always the plan.

AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn previously named Singapore, Dubai, Qatar, America and China as possible options, though Saudi Arabia was marked as the favourite to host Joshua vs. Fury, The Nations reports.

“We have a location, that’s true,” Arum told Barbershop Conversations

“We have a location and, as far as the date is confirmed, we haven’t zeroed in on a date.

“It could be as late as June because it would give more time to solve the coronavirus problem. By June, most people will be vaccinated, so it’s possible.

“And then we would do the fight, pay-per-view in the UK and pay-per-view early evening in the United States.”