Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have officially started negotiations for a fight in December in Saudi Arabia.
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum is waiting for what could be a lucrative offer to bring the heavyweight unification match between IBF/WBA/WBO champion Joshua and WBC champ Fury to Saudi.
“Let’s see what type of offers we get from the Middle East,” Arum said to ESPN, “Because there is a real frenzy with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, with the Emirates, to do events…It would be foolish for us not to consider those types of offers.”
“There’s more chance at the moment that the bigger money could come next year because we don’t even know if we can do live crowds in November, December.”
For a lot of fans, they won’t have the money to order Joshua vs. Fury fight on Sky Box Office or see it live in Saudi. If the organizers of the event wait until 2021 to stage the battle, it could help.