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Anthony Joshua Wants Tyson Fury Title Showdown In The UK Despite £150m Saudi Arabia Offer 

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Anthony Joshua wants his potential all-UK undisputed decider with Tyson Fury to take place in the UK.

AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed Saudi Arabia would stump up a whopping £150million for the two Englishmen to clash, if Fury snatches the WBC heavyweight title from Deontay Wilder on February 22. The Gypsy King then claimed he would only want the showdown to take place in Las Vegas, where he is about to enjoy his third consecutive fight. But Joshua, speaking after a training session at his old amateur club Finchley ABC, insists an all-English battle should take place on home soil.

He said: “I think it has to be in the UK, to be fair, but I would never let a location get in the way of a mega fight. The reason I always said I wanted Fury to win that fight is so we could put our fight on here but if he wants to do it in America then it makes sense for Wilder to win and then we do that fight there.“It makes more sense to have a Brit versus an American, in America, than a Brit versus a Brit over there. If Fury wants to fight me in Vegas then we would have to talk about that. For me, personally, it makes more sense to have that in London or Manchester.”

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And if AJ’s boxing brain is good as it was in the Diriyah desert, it will be a sensational domestic war next. He said: “I think Fury wins. He came so close last time that I don’t think he will get it wrong the second time. It was a draw, that close, so I think Tyson Fury will correct his wrongs and come back for the win. I think Fury wins because he came so close in the first fight and he wants his hands on the belt.”Photo Credit: Getty

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