Dave Allen jokes 'I'd fight my nan' for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight purse as White Rhino casts doubt over clash

DAVE ALLEN joked 'I’d fight my nan' to receive the kind of purse Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are expected to make against each other.

The two heavyweight superstars have signed a two-fight deal to face each other this year.

And with talk of the Battle of Britain heading to foreign soil, for around £200million, there is nothing Allen would not do to enjoy that kind of fortune.

He told talkSPORT: "For the kind of figures they’re throwing about for the fight, I’d fight my nan!

“I’d fight anyone for that amount of money.

“My nan, she’s on the slide a little bit now so I think I’d have a chance!”

Despite putting pen to paper, the fight is subject to a date and venue being agreed between the two camps.

Both sides gave themselves 30 days to secure a site, with talks still on going.

AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn has insisted negotiations are heading in the right direction, and has booked in several meetings to close a deal.

But retired heavyweight Allen, a former sparring partner of Fury and Joshua, can not help but cast doubt over the super-fight.


He said: “I don’t believe we’ll see it this year. I’ve said it all along, I don’t think this fight will happen.

“I would love to be proved wrong, it’s the biggest fight in British boxing history, I think it’s the biggest fight in world boxing currently.

“I’d love to see it, I just don’t see it happening.

“If it does happen this year, it’s gonna have to happen abroad – we’re not gonna get 90,000 in Wembley any time soon, so that’d be a massive shame.

“I just don’t see it happening, for some reason, something in me says that this fight won’t happen, but I hope to be proved wrong.”

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