Top Rank CEO Bob Arum claims the location for the highly anticipated fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has been set, with both fighters expected to land around $100 million each from the match.
Any boxing fan who’s not living under a rock is well aware of the craze that the Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua clash is setting up. The heavyweight super fight, which will feature the WBC champion Fury locking horns with the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO titleholder Anthony Joshua, will answer the long-awaited question: who is the current ruler of the heavyweight division.
With both pugilists already setting the pre-fight heat with verbal fumes, there is a question that has been lingering in the global boxing fandom- will the fight take place in England, at the home of both boxers, or overseas?
Bob Arum confirms Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua fight location is set
Back in December, Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn claimed that Fury-Joshua may not take place in the UK, pointing finger at a possible crowd issue, due to the COVID situation in the country.
Meanwhile, veteran promoter Bob Arum has dropped the bombshell and has claimed that the location has already been decided, as well as estimated that both boxers will pocket a whopping $100 million each.
Although he did not reveal the venue, Bob Arum confirmed to Barbershop Conversations that the location for the fight is set, while the date is still subject to discussion.
“We have a location, that’s true,” the Top Rank boss said, “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,” Arum hinted at a possible date into mid-2021 to counter the pandemic trouble in the UK, “and then we would do the fight, pay-per-view in the UK and pay-per-view early evening in the United States.”
Furthermore, the 89-year-old promoter asserted that both boxers will be earning almost $100million (£73 million) from the match.
“The Joshua vs Fury fight will earn each of the guys close to $100million. Each of the guys,” Arum acknowledged, “It is the biggest fight in history in the UK, not even close.”