- Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury heavyweight fight could happen in the future
- Reports claim fans want to see Joshua battle the Gypsy King after his victory over Ruiz
- Eddie Hearn has hinted that the fight might not be staged in the UK if it will hapen
Eddie Hearn has hinted that his client's heavyweight fight with compatriot Tyson Fury will not hold in the UK.
The Gypsy King as he is fondly referred to is currently preparing for his re-match with American boxer Deontay Wilder for the WBC belt on February 22 in the United States.
Their initial meeting ended in a stalemate after 12 rounds with the 34-year-old returning home with his title after the fight.
According to the Mirror, some quarters want to see the two Englishmen faceoff in the rings to know who is superior between the two.
Meanwhile, Joshua was said to have fancied a chance to fight his countryman at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It would be recalled that the boxer with Nigerian descent recently reclaimed his belts after beating Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia.
However, his promoter, Hearn has shut the door on the UK hosting the fight, adding that he might likely return to the Middle East for any potential fight between the two.
The 40-year-old Briton was asked about the fight by iFL TV he said: "I can't see it. For me, it should happen in the UK. And if there's a way to do it we'll do it.
"But do you think I can go up to the guys and say, 'you can make £150m each to do it in Saudi or £40m in the UK?' It doesn't work like that.
"If it was the difference of £10m each that’s different, but it’s not, it’s double to go somewhere else, and it can’t be ignored. Especially with a fight like that, it’s a one-off."
Hearn further stated that Saudi Arabia might host many more fights in the future after the success of the December 7 bout.
He continued: "Prince Khalid loves his boxing and that's one of the reasons why we're in the relationship, and there's going to be many, many more. It's big plans now for Saudi.
"The first one was so successful that it's really the go-ahead to do three or four more in 2020."
The 40-year-old promoter is backing Fury to beat Deontay Wilder when the two titans clash next month.
"I’m supporting Fury [in his upcoming fight with Deontay Wilder ] because imagine the local kids being able to watch the undisputed championship fight on their doorstep. I’d love it to be here in the UK."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Anthony Joshua might have passed a message to the teeming legion of Nigerian youths who are looking up to him as an inspiration as he finally presented his belts to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The unified world heavyweight champion met with the president and presented his heavyweight belts to him in a beautiful scene that left Nigerians both home and diaspora in overwhelming excitement on January 18.
The heavyweight star, whose father hailed from Sagamu, Ogun State, met President Buhari who was in United Kingdom for Investment Summit alongside minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
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