Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to fight in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.
With the winner set to be boxing’s number one heavyweight, the fight is one of the most hotly aniticipated in years, however the global pandemic had meant the two teams have had to work hard to find a suitable venue.
While the date and time are yet to be officially confirmed, Mark Kriegel of ESPN told TalkSport, “What’s been agreed is that both Anthony Joshua’s camp and Tyson Fury’s camp want to fight in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was the frontrunner from the beginning, and that’s where everybody wants to go now.
“It’s not real until someone under the auspices of the Saudi government puts money into escrow. Both sides have yet to sign – this is a crucial document – a memorandum of understanding.
“I’ve had several sources tell me today that they’re, ‘waiting for the paperwork from Saudi.’ There is obviously great optimism from Eddie Hearn and there’s great optimism from Bob Arum.”
On Thursday, Eddie Hearn told Behind The Gloves, "Both sides have approved the site offer that they want to go with, and now we're just finalising the site deal and we're in a great place.
"I saw Tyson yesterday. I just messaged him and said, 'I'm in Vegas, I'm in your hotel if you fancy a cuppa'. We just had five or 10 minutes together and it was good, because I don't represent Tyson Fury, so I don't know what is in his mind. What he basically cemented in my mind was, this is the only fight he wants, and I know that's the same with AJ.
"It just good to say, right we've got the offer, we all approve. We're moving forward now. We're good.
"It has been agreed by both sides, the option that we will take, and you'll get the date very soon and the official announcement."