Anthony Joshua has been approached by Saudi Arabia to stage a mega-fight with the winner of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, according to AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn. Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr in December out in the Gulf state to win back his world titles.
And according to Hearn, they want to host Joshua’s eventual clash with either Wilder or Fury.
“We’ve been there before, both guys have turned down 60-40 for that fight and now we have no other option, but to offer them 50-50, because the fight will never happen, subject to the boss giving the thumbs up, which I think he knows that’s the way to make this fight.
“We have a huge site offer in place for that fight to take place.”
“He’s boxed now in Saudi Arabia for his last fight, he’s boxed in New York before that.
“For me, it’s time to come home. The bad news is that Kubrat Pulev wants as much money as possible for this fight and he realises there’s more money in Istanbul, or Saudi Arabia, or the Congo, or Nigeria, but AJ is going to call the shots.