Eddie Hearn Says He’s Exploring Different Venues For Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder
Eddie Hearn is open to having Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder in a different venue or location.
Many expected Joshua vs. Wilder would take place in the Middle East if the fight happens. However, Hearn says that is not for sure and he’s looking at different venues and locations, and mentions Las Vegas or Wembley.
“The situation is that there have been months of conversations with Saudi Arabia and individually with Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder,” Hearn told Boxing Social. “Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua both agreed to the fight in terms of the money and everything. At the moment, until we receive a contract to do that fight it’s not happening. Does that come this week? Does that come in two months? Does that come at all? I don’t know. We’re a little bit in limbo. We’re working with people we’re working with before and when they tell us it’s done, generally it’s done.
“On this occasion it’s not yet done. After meeting with A.J yesterday [Wednesday] and having a brief chat with Shelley Finkel, we want to make that fight. That fight is [one of the] top two fights in world boxing in terms of its size so we’re not limited to doing that fight in Saudia Arabia or the Middle East. Now, I want to start looking at alternative venues. Whether that’s a site fee, whether that’s Las Vegas, whether that’s Wembley,” Hearn continued.
As of right now, the fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder is not done and whether or not it will is to be seen.
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