Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk rematch could take place on helipad atop Burj Al Arab in Dubai – 321m above the groundFebruary 16, 2022
ANTHONY JOSHUA'S rematch with Oleksandr Usyk could take place 321 metres above the ground on a HELIPAD.
The duo are set to do battle once again in the spring, as AJ seeks to avenge his September defeat to the Ukrainian.
They last met at London's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but look set to reacquaint themselves overseas.
TalkSPORT journalist Michael Benson told how Eddie Hearn was set for meetings around the world over potential venues for his client's next fight.
Today, the Matchroom supremo has been at Dubai's Burj Al Arab, a stunning hotel that has hosted top athletes before… including Joshua.
The 32-year-old enjoyed a sparring session on the hotel's iconic helipad while promoting Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Hearn's latest Instagram post, in which he walks across the helipad, has prompted excitable chatter that AJ's rematch with Usyk could be held there.
While the venue seems an unlikely choice – it has staged sporting events in the past.
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Rory McIlroy has teed off from the helipad, David Coulthard has done donuts in an F1 car up there and Roger Federer even played a game of tennis against Andre Agassi.
More recently, there was talk of YouTube sensation Money Kicks fighting Floyd Mayweather atop the hotel.
Many fans have certainly got excited at the prospect.
A fan jokingly wrote: "whilst fury gonna be fighting in york hall 😭 levels"
Others have pointed out the logistical challenges that hosting such a big fight there would present.
One commented: "It would be unique and interesting but you'd barely be able to sell any tickets. Would be just like the lockdown period.
"AJ is second biggest ticket seller arguably in boxing. Why would Ed pass up chance to earn a decent buck."
While another pointed out: "I was there Sunday, I could say first hand that this would be very challenging.
"How would they cover security, guests and the world media when it’s a hotel?"
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