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Anthony Joshua receives huge money offer to fight Fury-Wilder rematch winner

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Anthony Joshua has received a ‘huge site offer’ to stage an undisputed world title fight against the winner of the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch.

AJ reclaimed his world titles with an impressive rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr at the Diriyah Arena in December.

The venue for the fight drew much criticism but promoter Eddie Hearn wants to return to the Middle East for a mouth-watering fight between Joshua and the winner of Wilder-Fury.

American star Wilder will defend his WBC title against Fury in Las Vegas next month, following the pair’s controversial draw in 2018.

Joshua looks set to fight Kubrat Pulev in either May or June and Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn wants the 30-year-old to face the reigning WBC champion at the end of 2020.

‘We have to try and make that happen,’ Hearn told Sky Sports.

‘Right now, the fight that Anthony Joshua wants is the winner of Wilder and Fury.

‘We’ve been there before. Both guys have turned down 60-40 for that fight and now we have no other option, but to offer them 50-50, because the fight will never happen, subject to the boss giving the thumbs up, which I think he knows that’s the way to make this fight.

‘We have a huge site offer in place for that fight to take place.’

Asked whether the potential clash would take place in Saudi Arabia, Hearn added: ‘A big option. We have a partnership out there in Saudi Arabia.

‘They put the money up for the Andy Ruiz fight. Everything they promised, they delivered. They want this fight bad and when they’ve got that kind of attitude and mentality, it’s going to be difficult to beat.’

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