Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is unlikely to happen in the UK, despite plans to lift COVID restrictions in the coming months, according to bookmakers.
It was announced earlier this week that thousands of fans will be able to return to the football stadiums from May 17 at the earliest.
Joshua vs Fury has yet to be officially finalized and a venue has yet to be determined
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Wembley is a foreigner who welcomes the fight
Up to 10,000 people will be allowed at larger venues such as Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur in what could be an enjoyable summer for live sports in the UK.
The hope will then be to loosen these capacity restrictions in the following months.
Unfortunately, those hoping to see one of the greatest fights in the history of British boxing take place in their homeland will be disappointed.
Even before the pandemic, AJ’s match with Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 was moved to Saudi Arabia as the organizers took a hefty venue fee.
We know that the Joshua vs Fury promoters intend to do the same.
The specially designed Diriyah Arena hosted a rematch for Ruiz Junior and Joshua in 2019
Callum Smith beat George Groves at KASC Gym in Jeddah
Dave Pinjar – Lou Sully
Amir Khan’s 2019 fight with Billy Depp also took place at KASC Gym
The possibility of a battle in the UK has been further complicated by the pandemic, but in truth, it has always been difficult to resist the temptation to tax the site high.
Betfair believes that the undisputed heavyweight title battle is likely to be played abroad and ranks Saudi Arabia as the favorite 1/2 as the host country with the UK losing at 1/16.
As for the exact venue, KASC Sports Hall in Saudi Arabia is the favorite 4/7 having previously hosted George Groves against Callum Smith in 2018 and Amir Khan in 2019.
Wembley scored at 1/25, Tottenham Hotspur at 1/33 and O2 Arena at 1/40.
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Saudi Arabia – 1/2
United States – 1/4
Water – 4/1
United Kingdom – 1/16
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KASC Gym, Saudi Arabia – 4/7
Legiant Stadium, Las Vegas – 5/1
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas – 10/1
MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas – 14/1
MSG, New York – 1/12
Wembley Stadium, London – 1/25
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London – 33/1
O2 Arena, London – 40/1
As for the venue, Eddie Hearn, a promoter at AJ, told Sky, “All I want to tell you is that we are really on the right track and I don’t see anything getting off track.
We talk to Saudi Arabia, we talk to Qatar, we talk to Dubai, we talk to Singapore, we talk to China, we talk to America.
When asked about finances, Bob Arum, co-promoter of Fury, told Barbershop Conversations, “The fight of Joshua vs Fury will make nearly $ 100 million. Both men.
“It’s the biggest battle in UK history, and it’s not even close.”