‘AJ v Fury Fight Could Be Worth 500 Million Pounds’–Organizers Estimate
The much anticipated boxing fight between Anthony Joshua (AJ) and Tyson Fury is believed to be worth about 300-500m pounds.
The reported estimation is according to Scottish publication, The Scotsman.
The fight which which will take place over two legs is set to feature two British pound-for-pound fighters looking to etch their names into the archives of boxing history.
Talks are still ongoing between the two heavyweights and AJ only cleared the path further with a 9th round knock-out of Kubrat Pulev last week Saturday.
AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has talked up the fight, assuring that a deal was being perfected between the two Brits.
“It could take only a couple of days,” Hearn was quoted as saying regarding the boxing bout.
Tyson Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, on the other hand, has stated that only “ego” can truncate the all-British heavyweight title clash.
“If it does happen, it will be a two-fight package and could generate between 300-500m pounds, depending on where and when the fight takes place,” Warren stated.
“All the parties have to park their egos up,” he warned.
In an interview on “Today Programme” on BBC Radio 4, Warren assured that the fight will take place.
“I’m quite sure it will happen,” Warren boasted.
“The fighters want it to happen and its our job as promoters and managers to make sure it happens,” he said.
A major concern ahead of the much-anticipated fight is the current Covid-19 regulations in the United Kingdom.
This has led to suggestions that the expected bout will have to be moved abroad for financial reasons.
“I’d love it t be in the UK, but at the moment there is no chance of that happening, until probably next June due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
“Other than that, it will be taking it abroad somewhere, where they would put a huge site fee,” Warren informed.
AJ, 31, holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO belts.
Fury, 31, holds the WBC, The Ring Magazine and Linear titles.