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Joshua vs. Wilder-Fury Winner is Being Pursued By Saudi Arabia

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has revealed that a "huge site offer" has been presented from Saudi Arabia to stage a unification between Joshua and the winner of the upcoming fight between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury.

Wilder will face Fury in a rematch on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Joshua fought in Saudi Arabia last month, when he outboxed Andy Ruiz over twelve rounds to recapture the world titles.

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Joshua will next make a defense against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

But the overall goal for Joshua and Hearn is to secure the winner of Wilder-Fury in 2020.

"We have to try and make that happen," Hearn told Sky Sports. "Right now, the fight that Anthony Joshua wants is the winner of Wilder and 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."

And Saudi Arabia is a huge option to host that type of fight. They have the bank account to outbid other potential players who want to host that level of event.

"A big option. We have a partnership out there in Saudi Arabia. They put the money up for the Andy Ruiz fight. Everything they promised, they delivered. They want this fight bad and when they've got that kind of attitude and mentality, it's going to be difficult to beat," Hearn said.

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Comment by fernandtg on 01-26-2020

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;20343893]I thought that was obvious...[/QUOTE] My bad bro, I didn't know that Africa was a country...

Comment by Tecnoworld on 01-24-2020

I'm 100% sure that AJ would fifht Fury if he wins. I'm much more sceptical that he would face Wilder, instead. We'll see.

Comment by Young Bidness on 01-24-2020

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;20344143]I will supply you with current and expired boxing promoter licenses, paychecks from Don King Productions, paychecks from Warriors Boxing, paychecks from Yvon Michel and all sorts of documentation.[/QUOTE] You can cross marker any details or names on…

Comment by Young Bidness on 01-24-2020

Hearn will offer $100mil again just for one fight guarantee to Wilder. PBC side will ask where the Saudi‚Äôs get their oil profits, how much AJ is getting, and if they can settle for $30mil instead so it can be…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-24-2020

Still sceptical it happens

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