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S/ Arabia to welcome overseas fans for Joshua vs Tyson Fury bout


Eddie Hearn says Saudi Arabia plans to welcome overseas fans for the all-British world heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

A date of August 14 has been pencilled in for the lucrative super-fight, although the contest has yet to be officially confirmed by both sides.

The pair are set to contest all four world heavyweight titles and Hearn’s comments open up the prospect of British fans travelling to the Gulf state in three months’ time.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says he expects Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to fight for the undisputed world heavyweight title in Saudi Arabia on August 14

“The Saudi plan is to allow international travellers,” Joshua’s promoter Hearn told BBC Sport.

“Pandemic permitting, I’d like to think by August you’d have the ability to travel to Saudi for this fight.

“They may have precautions in place, whether that’s vaccine related or testing.

“I’m sure all countries will adopt different policies worldwide. But their aim is to attract overseas travellers.

Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh or Jeddah are expected to play host as Joshua defends his WBO, WBA and IBF titles and Fury puts his WBC belt on the line.

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