Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have a hidden clause in their contract that might jeopardize their £200 million boxing pact.
The first bout is expected to bring in £100 million for each of the two British fighters, however the venue has yet to be determined.
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finally agreed to terms ahead of the biggest fight in British boxing history. The two heavyweight champions have agreed to a two-fight contract, which will see the first undisputed champion since 1999 crowned.
The two Brits had agreed to fight in principle, but negotiations had gone on for months without any contracts being signed.
That has now changed, with the first bout scheduled for June or July of this year.
Despite signing a contract, the two might still back out if they are unhappy with the venue, according to Star Sport.
Saudi Arabia is said to be leading the race to host the first fight, but the arrangement may still fall apart if any party is displeased with the final decision.
Eddie Hearn, AJ’s promoter and Matchroom boss, has indicated that a venue is nearing completion and should be finalized by the end of March.
“We need the venue in place in the next 30 days,” he declared last week. Both teams’ thought processes will take place over the next 28 days.
“We need to get it rolling if we are going to deliver this battle late June, early July at the very least.
“At the end of the day, everyone will go together and look for the highest site fee, which they will then offer to the fighters.
“It’s the Middle East, Asia, and America,” says the narrator. We will present the UK option, however moving with security is impossible [because to Covid-19].
“Some strange offers have been made. I’ll tell you one day what we need to look at.
“There are a lot of folks who want to make a statement and show they’re open as a result of this pandemic.
“People want to shout from the rooftops that they’re open, and hosting one of the world’s largest sporting events is a fantastic opportunity for them.”
Since the Gypsy King dethroned former WBC champion Deontay Wilder last year, the two boxers have been on a collision path.
Joshua won the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles after defeating Kubrat Pulev in December of last year.
Since his victory over Wilder, Fury has remained out of the ring and has confessed that he. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”