EDDIE HEARN all-but confirmed Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will NOT take place in the UK. Joshua’s Matchroom promoter blamed the latest coronavirus lockdown for the mega-clash being held abroad. The eagerly-anticipated heavyweight title unification fight is currently in the works, and both parties are confident a deal will soon be finalised. British fight fans are desperate for the clash to be held in the UK – with Wembley Stadium the preferred destination. But Hearn has poured cold water on that idea. He told the Mail: “Even before this current situation there was no guarantee we would do the first fight in the UK because it was almost impossible we would get clearance to have, say, 90,000 at Wembley in late May.”Now it is far, far more likely that it will be abroad. “There have been a lot of conversations between both sides in the past couple of weeks and we’re optimistic that we can tie up stuff in the next fortnight.” Earlier today, Hearn revealed the blockbuster showdown could be held in a ‘wacky’ location overseas. He told iFL TV: “There have been meetings taking place on where this fight is going to be held.FANCY A PUNT? TODAY’S BEST ODDS BOOSTS… Read full this story
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