Tyson Fury has 3 to 4 big offers on the table for site locations

By Boxing News - 04/09/2021 - Comments

By Matt Lieberman: Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) is excited about several huge site offers he’s looking at for his match against Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) this summer.

If everything goes right, we could have the site deal agreed and signed off on by early next week.

Fury didn’t say how much money was being offered for the site deals, but previously, there would be over $200 million, which the two heavyweights would split between them.

With that kind of money to be had, it’s not a surprise that Fury is choosing not to walk away from the Joshua fight.

Fury is not going to get that kind of money fighting anyone else in the division, and there would be a huge risk for him if he were to face a highly motivated Deontay Wilder or Dillian Whyte.

Fury was told of the offers, and he’s now going to be deciding which one to choose this Sunday.

The unbeaten Fury listed these countries as being on the table for the Joshua fight:

  • England
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • Uzbekistan
  • America

This is a nice update by WBC champion Fury to give his fans hope that his unification fight with Joshua will take place in July.

Fury’s news about the three to four big offers coming in for the fight backs up what promoter Eddie Hearn said on Friday about the two heavyweights being ‘very close” to finalizing the deal for their mega-fight. Hearn totally ruled out the Joshua-Fury fight being moved to December.

“I got some big news, three or four big offers on the table,” said Tyson Fury on Twitter in giving an update on the site locations for the Joshua fight.

“Interest from Saudi Arabia, my Gypsy brothers from Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, America, England. There are some big, big offers on the table.

“I’m going to go for them on Sunday, and hopefully, we’re going to get this big fight on,” said Fury.

Earlier on Friday, Fury sent a Tweet out of a ticking clock, saying “1 day left.” It was a reminder of the April 10th deadline set for the venue for the site to be agreed on.

This was part of the 28-day period that Fury and Joshua had to agree on the site and date of the fight.

“We’re very close, and we’re around the numbers, which I think gets this done. I think once it’s presented, I think we’ll be fine,” said Eddie Hearn to thesun.co.uk.

It’s important that Joshua and Fury fight in the summer because it will become more complicated for them to hold onto their world titles. Joshua has a mandatory due with his WBO belt, and Fury would need to defend his WBC belt.