Mayor Sadiq Khan wants London to host Joshua vs Fury and will ‘do what we can to support Eddie Hearn'

MAYOR Sadiq Khan has promised to do “what he can” to help Eddie Hearn stage Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury in London.

Promoter Hearn is dreaming of a world heavyweight title unification fight between the two Brits at a packed Wembley, perhaps on July 24.

Wembley could be 25 per cent full for Euro 2020, with possibly more fans at the semi-finals on July 6 and 7 plus the final on the 11th.

And Khan said: "I'm keen to see Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury.

“Wouldn't it be great to see those two champions boxing amongst their own fans?

“We'll do what we can to support Eddie. If Eddie and the teams want the fight in London, we're ready."

Slimmed-down Fury is preparing to take his camp to Las Vegas ahead of the possible showdown – for which the Middle East Is still the likeliest venue.

Hearn has said: "When you look at the Wembley option, which is still teetering around, maybe unrealistic, but it's another option that we'd like to present.

"That would be July 24th, for example, which is the end of the Euro period.

"Once you start going too deep into August, you've got the Olympics and so forth.

"I put this fight up there as the biggest sporting event of 2021.”

But Khan report Sky Sports as saying: “'Eddie Hearn can do anything. I mean this guy is amazing. I call Eddie a friend, I'm a fan of his. 

"The fact that he pulled off Joshua-Klitschko, 90,000 was impressive. We worked closely with him.


"I'm keen to see Joshua-Fury, I think it will be amazing.

"I'm not going to tell you who I'm backing, but wouldn't it be great to see those two great boxers, world champions, boxing amongst their own fans.

“Both Tyson and Anthony will tell you how grateful they are to their fans in this country.”

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