Anger for considering ‘big’ offers for AJ bouts
Tyson Fury says he will be considering “big deals” from multiple countries to host a heavyweight world title showdown between him and Anthony Joshua later this year.
In a video posted on his Twitter account Friday night, Fury said he wanted the opportunity to “smash this big mess,” referring to reunited champion Joshua.
“I just got some big news, three or four big offers on the table – interest from Saudi Arabia, my Gypsy brothers in Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, America, England – there are some big, big offers on the table,” said Fury.
“I’ll go through them on Sunday and hopefully we’ll start the big fight and get me smashed this big mess.”
Joshua took to Twitter Friday to post an update of his own, promising that his team is “working really hard to get the fight going” and “hoping to have some positive news soon.”
The possibility of a fight at Wembley had previously received a boost when London Mayor Sadiq Khan pledged his support to sponsor Eddie Hearn.
One of the venues that Hearn is expected to present to the fighters is a bout at England’s National Stadium on July 24th. Full capacity could be allowed at this point.
Fast update. Myself, @ 258mgt & @MatchroomBoxing are working really hard to make the fight happen. I want to give my fans what they want and you know I’ll do anything to deliver. Hope to share some positive news soon.
– Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) April 9, 2021
“Eddie Hearn can do anything,” Khan told SNTV. “I mean, this guy is amazing. I call Eddie a friend, I’m a fan of his.
“The fact that he pulled off Joshua-Klitschko, 90,000, was impressive. We worked closely with him.
“I’m excited to see Joshua-Fury, I think it’s going to be great. I won’t tell you who I support, but wouldn’t it be great to see these two great boxers, world champions and boxers, both Tyson and Anthony will be yours say how grateful they are to their fans in this country.
“Eddie knows how to reach out to me. We’ll do everything we can to support Eddie. I appreciate that there are politics in boxing too. I guess there are problems with broadcasting, there are problems with sponsorship, but if Eddie and the teams want the fights in London, we’re ready. “