Amer Abdallah claims Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder could happen at Saudi Arabia event in December

A potential huge heavyweight match in Saudi Arabia could feature Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

After his knockout victory over Derrick Chisora in December, ‘The Gypsy King’ has not fought in the ring. However, he did have a face-off with Oleksandr Usyk to promote a possible future clash between the two fighters.

Tyson Fury speaks in his post fight interview

The planned fight for April didn’t materialize, disappointing many fans. Nonetheless, there is now a renewed sense of hope, and it is due to the efforts of Saudi Arabia. The country seemingly has made boxing a top priority, with Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury being held there last year.

A recent report revealed that Saudi Arabia is reportedly exploring the idea of hosting a heavyweight tournament featuring a showdown between Fury and Oleksandr, as well as Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

There is even a possibility that both fights could take place on the same night.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

During a recent interview with Boxing King Media, Amer Abdallah of Saudi Arabia discussed the tournament’s possibility. However, he admitted that they were in talks with the heavyweight fighters but not necessarily for the tournament.

“Are we talking with Eddie Hearn and AJ? Of course we are. Are we talking with Deontay? Of course we are. Tyson, Usyk, we have relationships with every one of those guys. I will say there isn’t a tournament in place. Are those fights in play? Of course they’re in play.”

Eddie Hearn discusses deal with Tyson Fury

Amer Abdallah may be hesitant to share information regarding Saudi Arabia’s potential heavyweight match, but Eddie Hearn has been more forthcoming.

The head of Matchroom Boxing recently discussed the potential deal in an interview with IFL TV, where he confirmed that Anthony Joshua’s next fight will likely take place in December.

During the interview, Hearn expressed his hope that Joshua’s next opponent will be Tyson. However, he acknowledged that a match against Deontay Wilder is also a possibility.

Regardless, Hearn is confident that the former heavyweight champion will have a significant fight in the near future. Hearn stated:

“There is definitely some appetite from the Middle East to stage that event… But, it’s going to take four fighters to commit to that and four separate deals to take place, but if the money’s right then I’m sure it can happen. For AJ, his big fight, and it will come in the Middle East, will be in December. That will be Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder.”

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