Anthony Joshua fight with Tyson Fury could be held at 72,000 Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas after agreement for clashMarch 4, 2021
ANTHONY JOSHUA could face Tyson Fury at the 72,000 seater Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, it has been claimed.
The heavyweight kings have a deal nailed on to fight in the summer, but contracts are yet to be signed.
Fury's US promoter Bob Arum told iFL TV: "As far as I'm concerned, I've been working on it and all of the points have been agreed to.”
And Frank Warren added: "The fight is very close to being done now. It's all Covid-19 related but I think it will go on some time in June, latest July."
According to the Daily Mail, the revelation that the undisputed title decider could be pushed back to July brings in the possibility of the Allegiant Stadium hosting.
It is the home of NFL giants Las Vegas Raiders, which opened up last year after just under three years of construction.
As yet, no fans have been able to attend games amid coronavirus restrictions, with matches played behind closed doors.
It is being touted as a new venue for mega boxing events and can hold up to 75,000 fight fans, opposed to 65,000 in NFL games.
Floyd Mayweather, 44, even revealed his exhibition with Logan Paul, 25, originally set for February 20, was postponed to instead move to the Allegiant.
Saudi Arabia, which hosted AJ’s December 2019 rematch win over Andy Ruiz Jr, is leading the race to hold the Battle of Britain with Fury.
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But America, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore and China have also all expressed their interest in hosting.
With the pandemic fall-out unlikely to allow for 90,000 fans back into Wembley stadium for a while, the UK has to hope to host the rematch of the planned two-fight deal.
Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, for the first time in heavyweight history, will put all four WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line.
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