- Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury's unification bout is gradually taking shape
- The fight is expected to generate as much as £108m with both fighters sharing it equally
- The first leg of the encounter is scheduled to be staged in Saudi Arabia while the second could be scheduled for Wembley
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are getting set for the much-awaited heavyweight unification bout staging in Saudi Arabia this summer.
Although both parties are yet to finalise the deal, however, they have been tipped to take home a staggering £54 million each at the end of their first encounter.
Apart from the prize money, the winner takes all the belts which include Joshua's WBA, WBO, and IBF as well as Fury's WBC belt.
Prominent northern APC chieftain opens up on Pantami saga, reveals what Senate must do in future screenings
Sources reveal that the first leg will be staged in Saudi Arabia this summer while the rematch could happen at Wembley later in the year.
Daily Star quoting ESPN claims some of the funds raised will be used to take care of the undercard as well as the expenses for the big encounter.
Meanwhile, the Gypsy King's promoter Bob Arum has provided an update regarding the venue of the fight, saying:
"We have [site deal] contracts now that we are marking up and so forth. It’s a big step. We’re just doing the paperwork now with the Saudis.”
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn admitted that the fight may not take place until August.
"They’ve signed the contract,” said the Matchroom boss. We presented them both with an offer from a site, which they both approved and accepted.
"We are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s and you will get an announcement soon, but that fight is going to be happening this summer.
Panic as Top Chelsea Star Suffers Injury Setback Ahead of Champions League Semifinal Game vs Real Madrid
"We haven’t finalised an exact date, July 24 is the rough date but it may leak into early August but no later than that. The Olympics will be a different timezone so it’s not really in the mindset.
“It is one of the biggest of all time, probably the sporting event of 2021, so fingers crossed – we are nearly there. I keep saying we are nearly there but, as I said, site approved, deal approved, everything done now.
“We are just papering it and there will be an official announcement soon. It is non-stop at the moment but it is happening, it is 100 per cent happening.”
Legit.ng earlier reported Anthony Joshua has become first English boxer ever in history to hit massive £100million which is an incredible record.
Anthony Joshua is one of the best boxers in the world considering his achievements since he started his boxing career and his next fight should be against Tyson Fury in what is expected to be a tough battle.
Joshua's last fight in the boxing ring was a superb win over Kubrat, while Tyson Fury on the other hand defeated Deontay Wilder mercilessly.