Saudi Royal family plan to bid 400 million pounds for Tyson Fury’s next fight against Wilder or Anthony Joshua as the kingdom try to bring major sports events which can polish the nation’s troubled human rights image.
Four members of the Saudi royal family were ringside for the Gypsy King’s historic win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
Prince Khaled was one of the Saudi royal family members in attendance at the MGM Grand on Saturday night.
Khaled, who is delegated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman worked alongside promoter Eddie Hearn to bring Joshua’s December rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr to the Middle East.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren refused to rule out the possibility of Fury taking on AJ in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua banked $85 million for regaining his collection of belts from Ruiz in a temporary arena there. Now they envisage a series of fights for Fury in the national stadium, the first in October, which could make him rich beyond the dreams of Croesus.
Frank Warren said: “In a dreamscape it should be in London, but they’re professional athletes. These guys have short careers, they go where the money is.
“I don’t know where it’s going to take place. Wherever the most money comes from should be fine by both party.