Wembley likely venue for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury fight
EDDIE HEARN has given boxing fans a glimmer of hope that Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury could be hosted at Wembley Stadium.
The duo go head-to-head in July to see who will be crowned undisputed champ in one of the most eagerly-anticipated fights in British boxing history.
No venue has been confirmed as of yet for the first of the £500million two-fight deal with talks ongoing, although there are EIGHT potential locations on offer.
Hearn has already mentioned Las Vegas, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Russia, China, Singapore and the UK as possible options.
But according to The Sun newspaper the Matchroom chief has opened the door to a full-capacity Wembley scrap if the government goes through with its plans to ease all lockdown measures by June 21.
He told talkSPORT: “All things being equal, we wouldn’t even be having conversations with anywhere else in the world to be honest with you; we’d just be straight into Wembley.
“Obviously it is the biggest fight of our generation. It’s the moment of both fighters’ careers.
“We do have to look at opportunities and with the crowd restrictions, it makes it even more difficult to generate the kind of money in the UK that you need.
“There have been a couple of conversations over the last 48 hours, I spoke to Bob Arum on Monday at length.
“We were talking about Wembley and he asked me about the restrictions and of course I told him about the Euros going into Wembley and talks of full capacity going in there in June/July.
“Could we get full capacity after the Euros, sort of middle/end of July?
“If we could, that does bring London and Wembley into the conversation.
“I’d love to find an excuse to do it in the UK and to find a way. I think most people to be honest with you, this includes the Middle East, they would prefer to do the fight back end of the year.
“Do we do the first one in London and the second one in the Middle East or wherever those interesting offers come from?”