The Saudis will pay a huge site fee. More then enough to satisfy Usyks demands.Sigh I hope this isn't the start of a long drawn out process, he's a mandatory challenger so he'll get what the WBO says he can have or he can go another route. He brings next to nothing in terms of revenue for this fight, it's the Anthony Joshua show in every sense
Saudi's??? Sorry I can't figure if you're making a joke or not as it's the internet so I can't see facial expression but incase you're not the only time Usyk will be in Saudi Arabia is if he's on vacation or there to watch a combination of either AJ/Fury/WilderThe Saudis will pay a huge site fee. More then enough to satisfy Usyks demands.
They hosted Callum Smith vs George Groves. And Amir Khan vs Billy Dibs.Saudi's??? Sorry I can't figure if you're making a joke or not as it's the internet so I can't see facial expression but incase you're not the only time Usyk will be in Saudi Arabia is if he's on vacation or there to watch a combination of either AJ/Fury/Wilder
Oh it's not a joke. Khan is Khan I mean he's of Asian descent proudly represents Pakistan (along with Britain) and without looking it up I don't recall that was any major stadium, it was probably The Copperbox equivalent of whichever city it was held in. Smith vs Groves of course was the WBSS final and the Muhammad Ali trophy was on the line, it probably made a loss anyway but I speculate on that, don't remember hearing raving reviews though.They hosted Callum Smith vs George Groves. And Amir Khan vs Billy Dibs.
Why would they not be willing to host AJ vs Usyk.?
The dates in August that Eddie Hearn has mentioned for AJ vs Usyk are the same as those for. Fury vs AJ.
Because they got a deal with Hearn, and Fury is promoted by someone else. Consequently, Hearn could easily switch to a plan B with Joshua-Usyk, and with three belts Joshua is somewhat the A-side nevertheless. I think the Saudis don't do this for charity or being great fans of boxing. It is just for the status and promoting themselves. If they can do Joshua-Usyk first (for a much smaller fee) and then continue with Fury-Joshua as originally agreed, they might even see it as a win-win.The Saudi's would be better off trying to get Fury vs Wilder III over there, makes much more sense to me since they've already watched AJ so why not watch the man who will be fighting him over there in December or whenever it is to be
The Saudis are running out of Petrol Dollars. So they came up with a plan called vision 2030 several years ago.... That is to diversify their economy ,to invest money in manufaturing industry and Tourism.The Saudi's would be better off trying to get Fury vs Wilder III over there, makes much more sense to me since they've already watched AJ so why not watch the man who will be fighting him over there in December or whenever it is to be
ReMatchroom at it again are they?Eddie wants that rematch clause vomit.
What's up with doing over mandatory contenders? Voluntary is different - a champ shouldn't have a second hit if they've earned the right to challenge for the belt.
I'm unsure whether Usyk keeps his feet at 105kg. If he does, it's a terrible match-up for AJ, imo. Who struggles against shorter fighters with good pace and movement. Ruiz's hands and Povetkin give him a lot of bother in those early rounds.
I don't care who it is. I just want to see all the belts. Penciling these guys into a knockout tournament for undisputed is a clear £ cow.ReMatchroom at it again are they?
This problem can be elminated once and for all if the sanctioning bodies would just bar any mandatory challengers from even being able to agree to a rematch, like in football how they don't allow the referees to do interviews after the game so even if the ref is happy to talk he isn't allowed to the same should be done here because we had Tyson Fury sign a rematch clause vs Klistchko too and I can only imagine he did it because they offered him more money and as long as money is an incentive they'll almost always certainly agree but it leaves the fans having to watch every title fight at least twice and the belts get held up as a result too.
If Usyk takes care of Joshua I'd be happy to just see him fight Fury for undisputed next, undefeated vs undefeated for all the marbles otherwise we'll never see it the way things are going.