Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could take place in sweltering 55C Saudi Arabian heat with indoor venues already prepared

EDDIE HEARN has revealed that Anthony Joshua's undisputed heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury could take place in Saudi Arabia.

Despite the 55C heat in the Middle East during the summer, the Matchroom promoter has stated that the two would compete in purpose-built indoor arenas.

Both men have already competed in the Gulf nation, with AJ outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch in December in 2019, while Fury beat Braun Strowman at WWE's Crown Jewel two months earlier.

It was confirmed in March that the two British giants had finally signed their two-fight, £500million deal after months of talks.

The Gypsy King, 32, declared on Wednesday that there are just three days left to secure a venue for the first of their blockbuster bouts.

But Hearn has revealed he has been presented with a number of options to host the event, including the Middle East as well as Wembley Stadium on July 24.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "Nothing is ideal. If it was ideal, we'd just be in Wembley with 100,000.

"But I don't know whether Tyson Fury would accept that offer. We may see on Sunday.

"But if it's 20,000 or 15,000 in an arena, all the Middle East offers have been based on an indoor arena.

"We know it's hot there in July, of course, so there is no option to go outside.

"It has to be in an indoor arena and those arenas are already in place, ready to stage this fight."


Hearn has also questioned whether Fury is looking for a way out of facing Joshua, as he added: "From our side, we're really comfortable.

"You don't see AJ out there tweeting, 'Oh three days to go, the clock is ticking!'

"Don't you want this fight?

"No, you see AJ saying, 'I'm working, I'm training for this fight,' and I speak to him every day."

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