ANTHONY JOSHUA’S Battle of Britain against Tyson Fury moved one step closer with AJ’s ninth round KO of Kubrat Pulev on December 12.
And with the coronavirus vaccine also being rolled out across the country, the clash has a bigger chance of taking place in the UK.
Anthony Joshua has fought all over the world – but fight fans will be hoping the Fury clash will be on home soil after he beat Kubrat Pulev
Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder in the American’s back yard – can he bring AJ up to Manchester?Credit: Rex Features
This could also mean fans are allowed back into stadiums with boxing and sport in general slowly getting back to ‘normal’.
And now Joshua has come through his Pulev battle, the belts should now be on the line in an undisputed heavyweight clash.
Here, SunSport checks out five potential venues in Britain that could be in the running to house the mouthwatering battle.
Being the national stadium, Wembley is a firm favourite to hold such a monumental boxing clash.
Joshua has already sold out the 90,000 capacity London venue when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in a thriller in 2017 to become unified champ.
He went on to defend his titles against Alexander Povetkin there too in September 2018.
It would be Fury’s first fight at Wembley – but he has won twice at the Arena next door.
Wembley Stadium hosted AJ’s epic victory against Wladimir KlitschkoCredit: Reuters
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The futuristic North London venue deserves to hold an event of such magnitude.
Eddie Hearn seems a fan, previously touting it for prospective giant boxing clashes.
Housing just over 62,000 and with travel links decent enough and set to be upgraded, the home of Spurs could be the favourite.
A night under the lights at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could be magicalCredit: PA:Press Association
Promoter Hearn and Joshua were raving after the Welsh stadium hosted AJ’s victory against Joseph Parker in March 2018.
There was even the chance of Joshua’s rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr happening there, until the millions of Saudi Arabia came knocking.
With Fury from the north and Joshua the south, this would play the part of a neutral 74,000 capacity venue.
Anthony Joshua loved fighting at the Principality Stadium when he beat Joseph ParkerCredit: Rex Features
Fury has often spoke of his dreams to have a world title fight in his hometown of Morecambe.
But that might be a little too much for the quaint seaside town.
Sixty miles down the road is Manchester, and the 76,000-capacity home of his beloved football club, United.
The Gyspy King has previously been paraded out on the hallowed turf at half-time of a Premier League game.
Tyson Fury is a big Manchester United fan and would love a fight at Old TraffordCredit: Getty – Contributor
It’s only fair that AJ gets to throw the home of his football team into the mix, right?
He might be born and raised in Watford, but the heavyweight champ’s team comes from down the road in North London.
It would be the first-ever boxing fight to take place at the 60,260-capacity home of Arsenal.
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