Tottenham Hotspur are potentially set to miss out on hosting the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev boxing match with Eddie Hearn admitting he has a ‘quirky’ venue planned for the event.
The boxing promoter has spoken about rescheduling the heavyweight championship bout after the original fight set to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in April fell victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to restrictions introduced to help contain the spread of the virus, it has meant a November fight is unlikely to take place in front of a live audience.
Hearn has admitted that issues are making it unlikely the fight can take place in a UK venue which has left him eyeing up a mega-yacht or even a castle as a potential venue.
‘Other ideas we have are 1,000 people somewhere strange and quirky,’ he told the Evening Standard.
‘I’ve got a few things up my sleeve. We’re talking about castles, plush hotels, maybe even on a boat.’
Joshua’s last fight came in December when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia and Hearn has revealed another Middle East destination is a potential option.
‘Croatia have offered a coliseum, and that’s beautiful,’ he added. ‘And we’re still open to options and flexible.
‘These are all things thinking outside of the box — it just depends what’s allowed,’
Spurs Web Opinion
This is a pretty big blow for Spurs. This fight would have generated a large amount of revenue for the club, however, unlike the music concerts this does not look like the date will be rearranged to take place at the Spurs stadium. Could this lead to the Tyson Fury showdown with Joshua being held at our stadium?
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