One of the leading boxing journalists, Dan Rafael, has come up with great news for anyone hoping to see Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in the ring as soon as possible. Namely, promoter Bob Arum revealed to him how the parties agreed on the location of the match.
As might be expected, it will be in Saudi Arabia, a country that can provide the best conditions at the moment, but also invest the most financial resources. Although final confirmation is still pending, Arum has confirmed that the host should be the city called Jeddah, where the hall will accommodate 20,000 spectators.
He confirmed that this is something that the parties actually agreed on very easily. An agreement on TV rights is underway, and the date should be known soon. In fact, there are three dates in the game. July 24, July 31 and August 7, and it is currently up to the Saudis to determine which one suits them best.
As these are very important investors, Eddie Hearn left the decision entirely to them. The selection should be known within one week or ten days at the latest. As for fees, as two matches have been agreed, there will be a 50-50 split in the first, while the second match should have a 60-40 situation in favor of the winner of the first match.
Certainly, this division of money is the fairest for both fighters
Time of the match
-The second match should take place in December, and the organizers hope that this could happen at one of the European stadiums. Also, it is important to note that the match will be adapted to the European audience, ie that it will be held in the "prime time" period for spectators in the UK.
Which would mean that we should welcome the match about a little before midnight, as is mostly the case with such spectacles. After all, it seems that we will be watching the biggest match in recent years from the aforementioned late city on the Red Sea coast.
Of course, this kind of news will delight boxing fans around the world, given the spectacle we can expect. Fury and Joshua are great rivals and their rivalry has been very noticeable in recent years. We expect both of them to dedicate themselves to the match and to prepare one of the biggest boxing matches for us lately. Saudi Arabia is certainly an interesting place, and they could surprise us with the organization of the match.