“We can do it in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium” – Bob Arum claims Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury could return to the UK

The fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury was originally supposed to take place in Saudi Arabia before Deontay Wilder intervened.

Eddie Hearn on Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury was set to take place sometime in August 2021. But, an arbitrator ruled that Fury must take on Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight before September 2021. Hence, the plans for the AJ-Fury fight were scrapped and a trilogy bout between Fury and Wilder was agreed. They are now set to face off on the 24th of July in Las Vegas.

Prior to Fury-Wilder 3 being agreed, the venue for the Joshua-Fury bout was confirmed as Saudi Arabia. Now that the talks for the Joshua-Fury bout haven’t broken down, Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has hinted at the fight taking place in the United Kingdom. He had a few names (of Stadiums) in mind.

There were no breakdowns between the Fury side and the Joshua side‘ – Bob Arum

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Arum assured that there were no breakdowns in the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight. He was quoted as saying, “The answer is none. There were no breakdowns between the Fury side and the Joshua side. None.” [via SkySports]

Arum then spoke about the possible locations for the fight. He stated that the fight could happen at Wembley should they wait until next spring. In case they had to do it winter, Arum suggested Cardiff’s Principality Stadium as a possible location for the fight. Arum said:

“There’s a big argument that by that time, the pandemic is behind us, we wait until the spring and we do it in Wembley, or one of the big arenas. If we wanted to do it in winter, we can do it in Cardiff [Principality Stadium], because 70,000 seats, indoor arena, or it can go to Saudi Arabia.” [via SkySports]

Conditions for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury to take place

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk

There are a few conditions that have to be met for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury to take place. Fury must get past Wilder in the trilogy fight on the 24th of July. Should he lose the fight, it might boil down to another rematch, resulting in a quadrilogy.

Joshua, on the other hand, will be taking on Oleksandr Usyk. The date for the fight is not yet finalized. However, Usyk is the WBO mandatory and hence the fight is inevitable. Joshua must beat Usyk to set up a clash against Fury in case Fury beats Wilder.

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