Eddie Hearn reveals plans for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to fight each other TWICE… as Saudi powerbroker eyes Wembley showdown between the heavyweight pair

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  • Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could finally face each other in the near future
  • Eddie Hearn has revealed the British pair could fight each other twice
  • He has also claimed one of the bouts may take place at Wembley Stadium
  • Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could sign a two-fight deal to finally face each other, with one of the bouts potentially taking place at Wembley Stadium.

    Joshua dispatched Francis Ngannou inside two rounds in Saudi Arabia earlier this month, and has now had three of his last five fights in the Middle Eastern country.

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  • Fury also fought in Saudi Arabia last time out against Ngannou, and is set to return there in May for his undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk.

    A win for Fury could set up a fight against Joshua, but fans have become concerned that the pair may not meet on British soil due to Saudi powerbroker Turki Alalshikh being able to offer boxers lucrative money to fight in the Middle East.

    However, Joshua’s promoter Hearn has raised hopes that his charge and Fury could meet in the UK, and even claimed that is something Alalshikh is exploring.

    ‘This is a gentleman called Turki Alalshikh, who is obviously a very influential figure in sports and entertainment in Saudi Arabia,’ Hearn said on The Sports Agents podcast.

    ‘He’s also the biggest fight fan I’ve ever met. And quite amazingly, he’s now talking about staging two Fury vs AJ fights – one in Saudi Arabia and one at Wembley Stadium.’

    Joshua and Fury have both fought at Wembley before, experiencing some of their best nights in boxing at the iconic venue.

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    AJ beat Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley in 2017, rising from the canvas to stop the Ukrainian in the 11th round of a back-and-forth contest.

    He returned the following year to knock out Russia’s Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round.

    Fury was also victorious at the national team stadium as he beat fellow Brit Dillian Whyte in 2022.

    Hearn would love to to bring a Joshua-Fury fight to Wembley, and insists Alalshikh is on board, but admits it is inevitable that big fights will continue to be made in Saudi Arabia in the coming months and years.

    Speaking about Alalshikh, Hearn added: ‘He’s one of those guys that listens and reads everything.

    ‘So he’s definitely read about, “I wish this fight was at Wembley”, or “It’s a shame the fight is in Saudi Arabia”.

    ‘I mean, we really must have more of a global vision in sport, boxing doesn’t just sit here but two Brits, fighting for the undisputed world championship, I think he would probably bring one of them to the UK, I really do. And that financially, they’ve got the ability to do that.’

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