Fans rage as ‘Battle of Britain’ Joshua vs Fury ‘only happening in Saudi Arabia’

Fans are fuming at the prospect of the so-called 'Battle of Britain' taking place in Saudi Arabia between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

The Gypsy King had originally wanted to fight Oleksandr Usyk, who defeated AJ twice to claim the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight belt. But he has since took back that offer after the Ukrainian said he would not be ready to fight until next year at the earliest.

It led to a social media video from Fury calling Joshua out and a shot at his WBC belt, revealing he is prepared to offer the Watford-born star a 60/40 split. A decent offer considering AJ is coming off the back of two losses.

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However, the location of the fight – should it be agreed – could be a major problem with talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan reckoning the only possible destination is Saudi Arabia. "I just think for what it’s worth, the only way this fight happens is in Saudi, that’s where the money is. I don’t think it happens in the UK.” Jordan said.

“This is a super fight. Tragically for us, a super fight in this modern day does not happen in this country, it happens in Saudi Arabia.”

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Being dubbed by Fury as "The Battle of Britain", it has led fans to rage at the idea that such a fight could take place overseas.

One fan said: "'Battle of Britain' but no doubt any Fury / AJ fight will be held in Saudi Arabia."

"Battle of Britain live from Saudi Arabia," this fan tweeted sarcastically.

Another wrote: "Going to end up having the Battle of Britain in Dubai or Saudi Arabia."

And this fan said: "No one should be worried about the split this will make daft money… AJ just made 75m in Saudi Arabia that's without add ons…he should take this on for legacy."

However, boxing promoter Frank Warren has insisted any fight would take place in the United Kingdom, saying: “It will be in the UK and hopefully in November. That’s what we are looking at.”


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