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Wembley Stadium in London looks set to host the all-British heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

The long-awaited bout looks set to go ahead if Fury wins against Oleksandr Usyk on May 18 in Riyadh.

And Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum is confident that London rather than Saudi Arabia will play host to the super fight.

He said: “The Saudis also, with having all this money, who can dictate the place, are very intelligent and they would, I think, like nothing more than to do that fight in Wembley with 95,000 people where they were the promoters.

“I think that would do more for their image than doing that fight – Fury and Joshua – in Saudi. But that’s up to them. That’s what I feel in talking to them briefly about the future.”

Joshua still might have a wait to finally fight Fury with the latter potentially facing a double header against his Ukrainian opponent.

“Looking at Tyson Fury, if he beats Usyk and fights Usyk again and beats him and then does a massive fight hopefully in the UK at Wembley Stadium,” he told Sky Sports, “that would really put an exclamation point to his great career.

“But let’s not put the cart before the horse. May 18 is an awfully competitive, really competitive heavyweight championship fight for all the marbles. He will give Tyson Fury everything Tyson can handle.

“I really believe from the reports I get that Tyson has really buckled down and is training very, very hard for this.”


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