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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua's fight date and location revealed by promoter Frank Warren… and why they will fight TWICE after the Gypsy King's undisputed title bout

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  • Anthony Joshua may have to wait a year to fight Tyson Fury, Frank Warren said
  • Warren believes the fight will take place in the Middle East, likely Saudi Arabia
  • However, Eddie Hearn recently revealed that there could be a two-fight deal

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will likely meet in Saudi Arabia next March, Frank Warren has revealed. 

The Queensberry promoter believes Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will fight twice this year, leaving Joshua waiting until 2025.

He thinks the finances involved in Usyk and Fury’s undisputed title bout on May 18 – a reported £100million for the victor – means the loser will trigger a rematch. 

‘Next March, if Tyson does what I believe he’ll do and AJ continues to win, I’m sure that’ll set up a big fight,’ Warren told Sky Sports. 

‘It’s like going back to the late 60s, 70s, that’s what’s happening now. These guys are all fighting each other.’

Anthony Joshua might have to wait until next March to fight Tyson Fury, Frank Warren said

Anthony Joshua might have to wait until next March to fight Tyson Fury, Frank Warren said

Warren revealed that AJ and Fury could fight in Saudi Arabia after two fights between the Gypsy King and Oleksandr Usyk

Warren revealed that AJ and Fury could fight in Saudi Arabia after two fights between the Gypsy King and Oleksandr Usyk

Fury and Joshua could meet twice. Eddie Hearn revealed earlier this week that they could sign a two-fight deal, with one of the bouts taking place at Wembley Stadium.

Warren believes they will have to clash at least once in the Middle East for financial reasons.

He said: ‘I’ve got to be honest, I think that is where it will go. Of course, I’d like them in the UK. 

‘I look back when I was younger – all those many, many, many years ago – I look at all those really great fighters like Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, where did they put their big fight on?

‘The Rumble in the Jungle [in what was then Zaire]. Where did George Foreman fight Frazier? In Jamaica. The Thriller in Manila. That’s what happens. Because they went where the money is. 

‘Those fights I mentioned took place in places you’d never dream of boxing taking place.

‘Traditionally it would have either gone to New York, then it became Las Vegas with the casinos.

‘They’re professional sportsmen. And boxers, unlike most sportsmen their career is very limited. One on your block and it can be all over. So you’ve got to make hay while the sun shines.’

Joshua needs to fill his time and find somebody to fight before Fury. 

After beating Francis Ngannou, some possible option are Filip Hrgovic, Deontay Wilder, and Joseph Parker. 

Fury will clash against Usyk on 18 May for a purse reportedly worth up to £100million

Fury will clash against Usyk on 18 May for a purse reportedly worth up to £100million