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WBC: Joshua Set To Meet Fury In Middle East

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Oladimeji Balogun
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World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to meet Tyson Fury in an undisputed world heavyweight title bout in 2021 with a venue in the Middle East tipped as the boxing ring.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn described the scheduled fight as a "done deal".

READ ALSO: WBC: Anthony Defeats Pulev, Dream Fight With Fury For 2021

“The deal is done, really – without being signed,” Hearn told The Times.

“The financial elements of the deal are done. We’re talking through the broadcast situation, the only thing really now is to paper it.

“And when you paper a deal like that, it does go back and forwards 15 times before every single letter is approved on the document.”

Hearn said Joshua and Fury would face off in two fights – with the first likely to be in the Middle East later this year.

“The Middle East will be aggressive and will be front-runners in this. To stage this fight, you need significant government support. You need someone who is staging this fight as a statement for their country,” Hearn added.

Hearn hoped to bring the rematch back to Britain.

READ ALSO: Tyson Takes Jibe At Joshua: I Will Take Him Out In Two Rounds

“I’d like it (the rematch) to be (in the United Kingdom). Where? Millennium Stadium.”

Joshua beat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev last month to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA titles to set up the prospect of a mouth-watering clash with fellow Briton Fury who holds the WBC belt.

Fury has not fought since beating American Deontay Wilder in their Las Vegas rematch in February to claim the WBC crown.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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